Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant (PDM)
CFDA NO. 83.557
Federal Emergency Management Agency,
Department of Homeland Security
To provide States and communities with
a source of pre-disaster mitigation funding for cost-effective
hazard mitigation activities that are part of a comprehensive
mitigation program, and that reduce injuries, loss of life, and
damage and destruction of property. The principal purpose of the
funds awarded under this grant is to implement mitigation projects
that reduce the existing risk of natural hazard losses within the
geographic location of the community.
Mitigation Projects (Structural or
Non-Structural), Mitigation Plans, and Technical Assistance.
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
States are encouraged to use grants to implement a sustained
pre-disaster hazard mitigation program to reduce risk to the
population, the costs and disruption to individuals and businesses
caused by severe property damage, and the ever-growing cost to all
taxpayers of Federal disaster relief efforts. The program is
similar to both the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program and
the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) in that there is an
emphasis on "brick and mortar" mitigation projects and that State
and local mitigation plans are required prior to approval of
mitigation project grants. Allowable costs will be governed by 44
CFR Part 13, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and
Cooperative Agreements to State and Local Governments, and OMB
Circular A-87, Cost Principles for State, Local, and Indian Tribal
Governments. See the PDM-C fact sheet for a list of eligible
and ineligible projects.
Funds are available to State, Local,
and Tribal Governments. In order for flood-prone communities to
receive funds, applicants must be participating in the National
Flood Insurance Program (if they have been mapped through the NFIP)
and must be in good standing (not on probation or suspension).
State and local mitigation plans are required prior to approval of
mitigation project grants after November 1, 2003.
APPLICATION AND AWARD PROCESS:
Local jurisdictions apply for funding
through the State. Tribal governments can choose to apply for
funding through the State or directly to FEMA. FEMA will contribute
up to 75 percent of the cost of activities approved for funding. At
least 25 percent of the total eligible costs will be provided from a
non-federal source. Cash and in-kind contributions are accepted as
part of the non-federal matching share.
Except as allowed by Federal statute, no other Federal grant funds
can be used as a match. In compliance with Federal laws and
executive orders, FEMA will conduct the final environmental review
and approval for all funded activities.
FEMA has adopted the Environmental
Protection Agency's definition for a Small and Impoverished
Community, which must meet all of the following criteria: it must be
a community of 3,000 or fewer individuals that is identified by the
State as a rural community, and is not a remote area within the
corporate boundaries of a larger city; it must be economically
disadvantaged, with residents having an average per capita annual
income not exceeding 80 percent of national per capita income, based
on best available data; it must have a local unemployment rate that
exceeds by one percentage point or more, the most recently reported,
average yearly national unemployment rate; and, it must meet any
other factors identified in the State Plan in which the community is
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Grantees are required to submit quarterly financial and performance
reports. The grantee will also report the progress of each
sub-grant award in their quarterly reports, per 44 CFR Part 13.40
and 41. Reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter.
Report dates are January 30, April 30, July 31, and October 30.
Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the
expiration or termination of grant support, per 44 CFR Part 13.50.
Records are not kept over 3 years. However, FEMA is required to
track the use of real property acquired with grant funds in order to
ensure that the property is maintained for open space in perpetuity.
Sub-grantees and the State will need to retain real estate
transaction and property tracking records indefinitely. The State
of New Mexico requires records to be kept for 6 years following the
close out of the grant.
Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant (PDM)