FEMA. Mitigation Minute for November 18, 2020. Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Cost Share Webinar Wrap-Up. On Thursday, October 29 FEMA hosted a webinar to discuss cost share requirements and eligible sources of funding for its Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs: Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC). More than 450 attendees listened as FEMA and other representatives from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and CityTech Strategy Group presented. In addition to defining terms like “in-kind match,” and “duplication of benefits,” the panel shared examples of mitigation projects that have successfully combined federal and non-federal funds from various sources. This webinar was recorded and has been posted on FEMA’s YouTube Channel in the link below. Did You Know? Non-Federal Cost Share Funds Could Be: Cash from property owner, local or state government, or other donations. It is simple and ready to use. Examples include property owners’ savings or loans, tax revenues, bonds or other sources, community grants (from the state, tribe, territory, or local institutions’ own resources); or Donated Resources include professional services, labor, or materials donated by individuals or businesses, etc. Examples include donation of cash or land, materials and/or labor, services from any non-federal sources. Read the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Cost Share Guide to learn more. Kayed Lakhia, Deputy Director, Hazard Mitigation Division, FEMA, said, “One important benefit of the HMA cost share requirement is the ability to organize and build public-private sector partnerships that enhance project outcomes. FEMA wants to help encourage and support stakeholders in partnering with new types of organizations and establishing lines of communication where none have existed previously.” Presenters. Kayed Lakhia. HMA Deputy Division Director, FEMA. Ryan Janda. Chief, Non-Disaster Grants Implementation Branch, Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA), FEMA. Brandon Sweezea. Section Chief, Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), FEMA. Anna Pudlo. Section Chief, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), FEMA. Camille Crain. Section Chief, Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), FEMA. Marty Chester. Lead Grants Management Specialist, FEMA Region VI. Clay Lloyd. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Disaster Recovery & Special Issues (DRSI) Division Specialist. Steve Crout. CityTech Strategy Group, LLC, Founder and Principal; and Smart Cities Council, Director of Policy and Resilience Programs. Participants. 34 States and Territories, including Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. 5 Tribes. 110 Federal agencies. 84 State agencies. 101 Local agencies. 43 Private sector organizations. Watch the Cost Share Webinar.

The application period for FEMA’s fiscal year 2020 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants under the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and new Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) programs is now open.

HMA grant applications will be accepted in FEMA GO through 3 pm EST on January 29, 2021.* Applications received by FEMA GO after the deadline will not be considered for funding.

*Applicants may have earlier deadlines for subapplicants. For local governments and state and tribal agencies, please contact your State Hazard Mitigation Officer to learn about the applicant’s priorities, deadlines, and additional requirements.

Find out how to apply for FMA and BRIC. Learn about BRIC and FMA eligibility criteria.

The Natural Hazards Center, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, is pleased to present the Making Mitigation Work Webinar Series. These free one-hour webinars feature innovative speakers and highlight recent progress in mitigation policy, practice, and research. More information on topics and how to register can be found here: www.hazards.colorado.edu/training/webinars/making-mitigation-work.

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This series is provided by FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance Division. The "Mitigation Minute" contains a weekly fact about grants and resources provided across the country to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and does not endorse any non-government organizations, entities or services.

 

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