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1 State of Louisiana Mitigation Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) D. Casey Levy State Hazard Mitigation Officer

2 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program Guidance Overview CFDA #97.017

3 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation PDM Introduction & Summary Provides funding for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event. PDM grants are awarded on a competitive basis. Due to the Federal Budget Continuing Resolution, funding for the FY 2008 PDM Grant Program has yet to be appropriated.

4 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation PDM Application Period National Application Period October 31, January 31, 2008 Applications must be received in eGrants by January 10, :59:59 PM, EST

5 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation PDM Eligible Sub-Applicants State-level agencies Tribal governments (Federally recognized) Local governments State Universities Private Non-Profits (PNP) and Private Universities must apply through relevant local governments or State agencies.

6 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation PDM Types of Sub-Applications Hazard Mitigation Plans 44 CFR Part 201: Sub-applicants must have a FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan by the application deadline to be eligible for PDM funding Mitigation Projects State Management/Technical Assistance Costs

7 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation PDM Eligible Planning Activities New Plan Development Comprehensive Review and Update PDM planning grant awards must result in an adopted FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan prior to the end of the performance period.

8 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation PDM Eligible Project Activities Acquisition Relocation Elevation Structural and Non-structural retrofitting of existing buildings (Wildfire, seismic, wind, or flood hazard) Safe rooms

9 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation PDM Eligible Project Activities continued Studies/Analyses included in a Project Sub- application to support project design/feasibility Vegetation Management Protective Measures for Infrastructure Storm Water Management Localized Flood Control Projects designed specifically to protect critical facilities

10 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation PDM Match Share and Funding 75% Federal Cost Share 25% Non-Federal Cost Share Up to 90% for small impoverished communities meeting qualifications listed in the guidance. No additional funding will be made available for Cost Over-runs Cost Under-runs may not be shared between Sub-Applicants

11 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation PDM National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Participation Requirement NFIP participation is required if: Sub-applicants are identified as having Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA) A Flood Hazard Boundary Map (FBHM) or Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) has been issued for their specific jurisdiction The Sub-applicant may not be suspended, on probation, or withdrawn from the NFIP

12 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation PDM Planning Requirement Sub-applicants must have a FEMA-approved Local Hazard Mitigation Plan by the end of the application period This does not prohibit application development for a project within eGrants Potential sub-applicants are encouraged to complete their plans as soon as possible Sub-applicants without a plan may apply for planning funds

13 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation New to FY PDM Planning Funds Communities without approved plans by the end of the performance period will be subject to funding recoupment. Plans approvable pending adoption but not approved = 10% recoupment minimum Plans reviewed but not approved = 25% recoupment minimum Plans never received by FEMA = 100% recoupment

14 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation PDM Performance Period/Extensions Limited by statute to a performance period not to exceed 3 years The Regional Office may extend the performance period up to 1 year

15 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation PDM National Rankings and Evaluations Regional Offices will review all sub-applications for eligibility and completeness Sub-applications will be forwarded to National Evaluation Following a technical review for feasibility and cost-effectiveness, selections will be made at Headquarters level

16 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation PDM Additional Information Sub-applications must be consistent with the goals and objectives of both the State plan and the communities local plan Projects submitted with local plans not approved by the application deadline will not be considered Projects submitted without an attached BCA will not be considered Sub-applications using the Very Limited Data Flood Module will not be considered

17 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation PDM Additional Information FEMA will ensure that a State will receive no less than $500,000 for sub-applications within the State that meet all FY 2008 Guidance eligibility requirements. Sub-applications must be consistent with the goals and objectives of both the State plan and the communities local plan

18 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program Guidance Overview CFDA #97.029

19 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation FMA Introduction & Summary Pre-disaster grant program. To implement cost-effective measures that reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured by the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

20 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation FMA Application Period National Application Period October 31, March 31, 2008 Applications must be received in eGrants by March 10, :59:59 pm, EST

21 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation FMA Funding Estimate FY 08 National Funding Estimate: $30 Million State Minimum Baseline: $110, Based on the number of NFIP policies and the number of Repetitive Loss Properties

22 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation FMA Eligible Sub-Applicants State-Level Agencies Federally and State-Recognized Indian Tribal Governments Local Communities Private Non-Profit (PNP) organizations are NOT eligible sub-applicants

23 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation FMA Types of Sub-applications FMA Plans Meeting 44 CFR Part 78.5 Cannot fund Hazard Mitigation Plans to meet 44 CFR 201 Mitigation Projects Must meet planning and NFIP requirements Technical Assistance/State Management Costs

24 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation FMA Eligible Activities FMA Mitigation Plans No update to local FMA Plans is required Mitigation Projects Acquisition/Relocation/Elevation Dry Flood-proofing of Non-residential structures Minor localized flood control projects 50% of structures benefiting must be insured Beach Renourishment

25 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation FMA Match Shares and Funding Up to 75% Federal Cost Share 25% Local Cost Share Maximum in-kind match cannot exceed 12.5% Minimum cash match must be at least 12.5% Maximum applicant 5-year allocation: $20 Million Maximum sub-applicant 5-year awards: $3.3 Million

26 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation FMA National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Participation Requirement All sub-applicants must participate in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Funds shall not be awarded for activities in suspended, withdrawn, or non-participating communities. Properties must be NFIP insured at the time of project application and maintained at least through completion of the mitigation activity.

27 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation FMA Planning Requirement Sub-applicants must have a FEMA-approved FMA Plan by the end of the application period This does not prohibit application development for a project within eGrants Potential sub-applicants are encouraged to complete their plans as soon as possible Sub-applicants without a plan may apply for planning funds

28 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation FMA Performance Periods and Extensions Limited by statute to a period not to exceed 3 years Regional office may extend the performance period for up to 1 year

29 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) Grant Program Guidance Overview CFDA #97.092

30 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation RFC Introduction & Summary Provides funding to reduce or eliminate the long- term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the NFIP that have one or more flood claims Competitive Grant Program, no target allocation

31 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation RFC Application Period National Application Period October 31, January 31, 2008 Applications must be received in eGrants by January 10, :59:59 pm, EST

32 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation RFC Eligible Sub-Applicants State-Level agencies Tribal governments (Federally Recognized) Local governments State Universities Private Non-Profits (PNP) and Private Universities must apply through relevant local governments or State agencies

33 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation RFC Types of Sub-applications Mitigation Projects Must meet planning and NFIP requirements

34 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation RFC Eligible Activities Acquisitions and Relocations Property must be insured and have one or more flood claims Elevations Dry Flood-proofing of non-residential structures Minor Localized Flood Control Projects 50% of structures benefiting must be insured

35 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation RFC Match Shares and Funding Up to 100% Federal Cost Share under certain conditions (Must meet the requirements for Reduced Capacity) No additional funding is available for cost over- runs Under-runs may not be shared between sub- applicants

36 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation RFC Reduced Capacity (Funding) In order to be eligible for the 100% Federal Cost- share, Sub-applicants must provide certification (signed documentation) demonstrating: Why the project is not eligible for the FMA program (why the FMA allocation cannot fund the project) Why the 25% match cannot be funded

37 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation RFC Reduced Capacity (Resources) In order to be eligible for the 100% Federal Cost- share, Sub-applicants must provide certification (signed documentation) demonstrating: That the Applicant and Sub-applicant lack the capacity to manage the funds Lack of capacity may be demonstrated as lack of adequate resources, or meeting the conditions of a small, impoverished community

38 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation RFC National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Participation Requirement Sub-applicants must participate in the NFIP RFC funds will not be awarded for activities in non-participating, suspended, or withdrawn communities Properties in all RFC projects must be NFIP insured at the time of project application and maintained through completion of the mitigation activity.

39 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation RFC Performance Periods and Extensions Limited by statute to a period not to exceed 3 years Regional office may extend the performance period for up to 1 year

40 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation RFC National Ranking and Selection FEMA will rank all eligible sub-applications based upon the greatest savings to the National Flood Insurance Fund Eligible project sub-applications not selected for RFC grant awards during FY 08 may be considered during FY 09

41 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation PDM/RFC/FMA Reporting Requirements The Sub-Grantee shall submit quarterly reports for each grant award by the following dates: March 31 June 30 September 30 December 31

42 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) Grant Program Introduction

43 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation SRL Information and Guidance The guidance for SRL has not been released. FEMA is hoping for an open application period sometime in January 08.

44 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation SRL Introduction & Summary Provides funding to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to severe repetitive loss (SRL) structures insured under the NFIP

45 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation SRL Properties Residential properties with at least four NFIP claim payments over $5,000 each, where at least two claims have occurred within any ten-year period and the cumulative amount of such claims payments exceeds $20,000; or For which at least two separate claim payments have been made within any ten-year period, with the cumulative amount of the building portion of such claims exceeding the value of the property

46 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation SRL Eligible Activities Relocation Flood-proofing of historical properties Elevation Acquisition Mitigation reconstruction Minor physical localized flood control projects

47 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation SRL Cost Share 75% Federal Cost Share 25% Non-Federal Cost Share

48 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Contact Information Annick D. Leger Governors Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness 415 N 15 th Street 4 th Floor- Mitigation Section Baton Rouge, LA

49 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Contact Information D. Casey Levy State Hazard Mitigation Officer Governors Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness 7667 Independence Boulevard Baton Rouge, LA


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