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E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 1 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Borough of Westwood Hurricane Irene – FEMA 4021-DR-NJ  Sgt. Michael Gallagher,

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1 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 1 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Borough of Westwood Hurricane Irene – FEMA 4021-DR-NJ  Sgt. Michael Gallagher, NJOEM  Michael Foley, FEMA

2 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 2 What Is Hazard Mitigation? Sustained action to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to human life and property from hazards.

3 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 3 Common Hazards Hurricane FloodEarthquake WildfireTornado

4 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 4 Unified HMA Grant Programs

5 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 5 Unified HMA Grant Programs  Robert T. Stafford Act Grant Programs  Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)  Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)  National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Grant Programs  Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)  Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC)  Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL)

6 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 6 What can be funded? √ √√ √√√ √√√ Multi-HazardPlanningProjects √

7 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 7 Mitigation Projects (1 of 3) Elevation of Utilities Elevation of Structures Property Acquisitions

8 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 8 Mitigation Projects (2 of 3) Wind Retrofits Public Buildings Wind Retrofits – Shutters Residential Structures

9 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 9 Mitigation Projects (3 of 3) FEMA 361 Safe Rooms Soil Stabilization Minor Flood Reduction

10 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 10 Eligible Applicants and Subapplicants  Applicants  State agencies  Tribal governments  Subapplicants  State agencies  Tribal governments (except where prohibited)  Local governments/communities  Private non-profit organizations (HMGP only)

11 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 11 Cost-Share Requirements  Federal Share  Typically FEMA may provide up to 75%  PDM, FMA, RFC and SRL may provide a higher cost-share under certain circumstances  Non-Federal Share  Typically the Non-Federal cost share is 25%  In-Kind Contributions  Other Federal Funds  ICC NFIP Insurance Benefits

12 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 12 Programmatic Requirements  Cost Effectiveness  Feasibility & Effectiveness  Hazard Mitigation Plan (except RFC)  Environmental Planning & Historic Preservation  National Flood Insurance Program

13 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 13 Grant Lifecycle

14 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 14 HMGP Overview  HMGP may become available after a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration  Provides 75% federal funding to implement long- term, cost-effective mitigation measures  Allocated during the immediate recovery period  Request is made by the Governor  Request can be for the entire State or in specific areas  The Governor’s Authorized Representative (GAR) serves as the Grant Administrator

15 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 15 HMGP Sliding Scale  Up to 15% of the first $2B of the estimated aggregate amount of disaster assistance  Up to 10% of disaster assistance more than $2B and up to $10B  7.5% of disaster assistance more than $10B and up to $35.333B

16 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 16 State Administrative Plan  Required to receive HMGP funds  Procedural Guide that details how the grantee will administer HMGP and State Management Costs  Identifies the SHMO  Identifies staffing requirements  Establishes accounting procedures

17 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 17 State Responsibilities  Manage the program  Solicit subapplications  Ensure subapplication eligibility  Set funding priorities  Monitor grant and subgrants  Ensuring compliance with program and grant management requirements

18 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 18 Unified HMA Webpage and Guidance  For more information on HMA programs please go to:  The HMA webpage at  The Unified HMA Guidance at

19 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 19 FEMA HMA Technical Assistance FEMA provides technical assistance for preparing the support data for the subapplication  Engineering Feasibility Assistance:  Benefit-Cost Analysis Assistance:  Environmental/Historical Preservation Compliance:  Contact (866) for any of the above 48-hour response time

20 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 20 Technical Resources FEMA has published many technical documents to assist States and communities to promote sustainable community development and mitigation practices  FEMA Document Library  FEMA Building Science Website

21 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 21 NEXT STEPS Decide if you are interested in either Acquisition Elevation Sign a statement of voluntary participation Provide to Borough Non-binding Homeowners

22 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 22 NEXT STEPS Determine community interest Make tough decisions on elevation vs. acquisition Work with NJOEM/FEMA to develop HMGP Application Make priority decisions on homes based on available $$. Develop future applications for Non-disaster HMA programs Borough of Westwood

23 E257 State Directors Training - Mitigation 23 The End Questions Sgt. Michael Gallagher, NJOEM Michael Foley, FEMA Alan Aldridge, FEMA


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