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State of Louisiana Mitigation Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Applicants Briefing FEMA.

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1 State of Louisiana Mitigation Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Applicants Briefing FEMA DR-1786-LA FEMA DR-1792-LA Funding Allocation Guidance Briefing Conducted June 16, 2009

2 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Applicant Briefing for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program To prepare local officials and potential applicants to submit applications under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).

3 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation TIMELINE FOR APPLICANTS Pre – Application/Letter of Interest…..…....June 30, 2009 Complete Application to State…………...August 31, 2009

4 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Amount of Funding Available This grant may be used to fund up to 75 percent of eligible mitigation measures. The applicants must provide the remaining 25 percent cost share from non-Federal sources.

5 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Allocations FEMA DR-1786-LA Hurricane Gustav $126,513, FEMA DR-1792-LA Hurricane Ike $33,339, Ike funding will be dedicated to State Agencies.

6 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation 10% Initiative (5 % Set Aside + 5% High Wind) FEMA allows HMGP funds to be set aside to fund projects that are normally ineligible. Examples: Generators Warning Systems Communication Equipment Details on funding generators and other 5 % set aside projects will be provided in the near future.

7 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Most Impacted Parishes by highest number of residences with major and severe damage as determined by FEMAs IA Program: 1.Terrebonne 2.Cameron 3.E. Baton Rouge 4.Tangipahoa 5.Calcasieu 6.Lafourche 7.Jefferson 8.St. Mary 9.Ascension Assumption 10.Rapides 11.Iberville 12.Iberia 13.Livingston 14.St. Landry 15.Vermilion 16.Assumption 17.Pointe Coupee 18.Orleans 19.St. James 20.St. Martin 21.St. John the Baptist 22.Franklin 23.Ouachita 24.St. Tammany 25.West Baton Rouge 26.Lafayette

8 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Continued: Most Impacted Parishes by highest number of residences with major and severe damage as determined by FEMAs IA Program: Avoyelles Acadia St. Charles Evangeline East Feliciana St. Helena Catahoula East Carroll West Feliciana Concordia Plaquemines Richland Grant Allen West Carroll Beaureguard Jefferson Davis Morehouse St. Bernard Washington La Salle Tensas Vernon Madison Winn Sabine Union

9 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Letter of Interest All interested and eligible applicants should submit an LOI by June 30, If an LOI is not received by 5:00 pm, June ,the allocations that are unspoken for will be re-distributed. LOI should include: Statement of interest to participate List of prospective projects with short description and estimated cost for each project Blank LOIs are available; see GOHSEP representative.

10 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Who is Eligible? GOVERNMENT ENTITIES State Agencies Parishes/Communities Special/Regional Districts TRIBAL NATIONS PRIVATE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS Section 501 (c), (d), (e) of the Internal Revenue Service Code. Examples: Medical, Residential Health Care Facilities, Educational, Emergency Utility

11 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Planning Requirement Local mitigation plans must be current and approved by FEMA in order to be eligible for Hazard Mitigation Grant Funds.

12 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation HMGP Financing HMGP is a cost-reimbursement grant program. The recipient (Subgrantee) of the funds should initially make arrangements to fund the entire project (up-front money), unless circumstances provide for the limited advance of funds.

13 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Payments and Reimbursement Procedures In general: All project funds disbursements will be processed on a REIMBURSEMENT BASIS. Advance of Federal funds will only be approved by exception and where allowed by Federal Regulations. A participant must demonstrate that an advance for a project is necessary in order to accomplish the work. A copy of GOHSEPs Interim Payment Procedures is located in your briefing packet.

14 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation The Applicants Role Develop, adopt and update local mitigation strategy. Submit HMGP projects to State. Implement the project and maintain all project documentation. Ensure all project costs are reasonable and in compliance with all applicable federal, state and local requirements.

15 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Key Regulatory/Guidance Resources The Stafford Act The Code of Federal Regulations, 44 Part 206, Subpart N The HMGP Desk Reference

16 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Application Development Assistance The State will provide Technical Assistance to applicants when requested. FEMA has committed to providing assistance as well. Our resources are limited & it will be on a first come, first serve basis. Sub-grantee Administrative fees will no longer be provide for disasters after November A pre-award request must be submitted in writing

17 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Eligible Projects Must... Be located in a Parish that has adopted the ABFE Meet the requirements of 44 CFR (b) – Local Plan Requirements created by DMA 2000 require applicants to either have a FEMA-approved plan or be part of one. See 44 CFR (c) for minimum project criteria

18 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Eligible Project Types Include: Acquisition or Elevation Retrofitting (seismic, wind, and flood) Vegetative management and soil stabilization Infrastructure protection Stormwater Management Minor structural flood control Hardening utilities Writing/updating Parish and other local Hazard Mitigation Plans

19 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Key Dates June 30 – LOI submittal. July 1 – Allocations redistributed for LOIs not received by deadline. August 31 – Application submission to State.

20 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation Websites This presentation will be posted on under the Mitigation Tab.

21 Governor's Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness State of Louisiana Mitigation For Further Assistance Please contact; D. Casey Levy- State Hazard Mitigation Officer at: or D. Casey Levy- State Hazard Mitigation Officer at: or Jeffery Giering- Assistant, State Hazard Mitigation Officer at: or Jeffery Giering- Assistant, State Hazard Mitigation Officer at: or Shontae Harris- Disaster Recovery Specialist Team Lead at: or Shontae Harris- Disaster Recovery Specialist Team Lead at: or


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