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California Consulting LLC is pleased to announce the FEMA: FY 2017 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program.

FEMA: FY 2017 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program 

Deadline: NOI Deadline for California is August 4, 2017.  Federal application deadline is November 14, 2017


  • $4 million for mitigation projects
  • $400,000 for new mitigation plans
  • $300,000 for state/territory and multi-jurisdictional local/tribal plan updates
  • $150,000 for single jurisdiction local/tribal mitigation plan updates

Match: At least 25% of total program costs

Eligibility: States.  Local governments are considered sub-applicants and must apply to their applicant state/territory (CalOES for California).

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The PDM Program, authorized by Section 203 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, is designed to assist States, U.S. Territories, Federally-recognized tribes, and local communities in implementing a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program. The goal is to reduce overall risk to the population and structures from future hazard events, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding in future disasters.  This program awards planning and project grants and provides opportunities for raising public awareness about reducing future losses before disaster strikes. Mitigation planning is a key process used to break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. PDM grants are funded annually by Congressional appropriations and are awarded on a nationally competitive basis.  FEMA requires state, territorial, tribal, and local governments to develop and adopt hazard mitigation plans as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for PDM mitigation projects.  Sub-applicants submit mitigation planning and project sub-applications to their State during the open application cycle.  CalOES requires submission of a Notice of Intent (NOI) for each proposed plan or project under the HMA grant program.