FY16 Pre-Disaster Mitigation


The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program makes available Federal funds to State, Local and Tribal Governments to implement and sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding from future disasters. FEMA will provide allocations of $575,000 as required by the Stafford Act to states and territories; and a tribal set aside of $10 million for allocations up to $575,000 for Native American Indian tribal governments to support overall mitigation planning and projects. The remaining PDM funds will be awarded on a competitive basis with a focus on Climate Resilient Mitigation Activities. Applicants must submit applications via the Mitigation eGrants system on the FEMA Grants Portal: https://portal.fema.gov. Applicants may submit a maximum of 19 sub-applications, including 1 management cost sub-application for Applicant management costs. Of the 18 sub-applications for mitigation activities, a maximum of 8 projects may be included.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Number of Awards Available
Other Categories
The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 93-288, as amended, (42 U.S.C. 5133), Section 203 authorizes FEMA to make grants for the purpose of implementing a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program to reduce overall risk to the population and structures from future hazard events, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding from future disasters.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
District of Columbia; U.S. Territories. Local governments must apply through their state.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Mitigation eGrants System Helpdesk
Phone: 1-855-228-3362
Website Address
E-mail Address
Financial Information
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Awards up to $15,000,000.00


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