The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program provides funds on a competitive basis to states, territories, Indian tribal governments, local jurisdictions, and universities for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event. Funding these plans and projects reduces overall risks to the population and structures, while also reducing reliance on funding from actual disaster declarations. PDM grants are awarded on a competitive basis and without reference to state allocations, quotas, or other formula-based allocation of funds.
To be eligible for mitigation funding, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
The applicant must be an active participant in a current FEMA-approved Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan
The jurisdiction in which the applicant resides must be an active participant in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) if the project site falls within the 100 year floodplain.
The proposed project must be in conformance with the current FEMA-approved State Hazard Mitigation Plan.
The proposed project must be cost-effective and substantially reduce the risk of future damage.
The proposed project must be environmentally sound.
Notice of Intent Form