Bismarck, ND - The North Dakota Department of Emergency Services (NDDES) announces the availability of five grant programs to assist government entities (city/county/state), federally recognized Indian tribes and eligible not-for-profits to improve their disaster resistance. Mitigation grant dollars are prioritized for those projects that will permanently reduce or eliminate the effects of future disasters or local mitigation plan development or updates.
The programs are:
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) is available at the request of the governor after a presidential disaster has been declared within the state. Qualified applicants include state agencies, counties, communities, federally recognized Indian tribes and eligible not-for-profits. Funding is awarded on a statewide competitive basis.
Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) is a nationally competitive program that provides funds for hazard mitigation planning grants and for implementation of mitigation project grants before a disaster occurs.
Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) provides grants for cost-effective measures to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program.
The Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) program provides funding to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program that have had one or more flood claim payments. These funds may only be used for structures that cannot meet all of the requirements of the Flood Mitigation Assistance program.
The Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) program provides funding to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to residential structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program that meet specific criteria in terms of multiple claims or claims that total an excessive cumulative amount. An insignificant number of severe repetitive loss structures are located in North Dakota.
Applications for the PDM, FMA, RFC and SRL must be submitted to NDDES by October 31, 2009. HMGP applications must be submitted to NDDES by November 13, 2009. Local jurisdictions must have a current FEMA approved multi-hazard mitigation plan in effect prior to any grant funds being awarded.