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FY16 Pre-Disaster Mitigation

Post Date

February 10th 2016

Application Due Date

June 15th 2016

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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.

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Eligibility Categories

State Governments
Federally Recognized Native American Tribal Governments

District of Columbia; U.S. Territories. Local governments must apply through their state.


  • Estimated Total Funding:


  • Award Range:

    $0 - $15000000

Grant Description

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: 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.

Contact Information

  • Agency

    Department of Homeland Security

  • Office:

    Department of Homeland Security - FEMA

  • Agency Contact:

    Mitigation eGrants System Helpdesk
    Phone: 1-855-228-3362

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  • More Information:

    Program Guidance

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