For the Colorado, these grants are managed through the Mitigation Office here at the Division of Emergency Management and at the Denver-based FEMA regional offices.
The application period for the FY 2010 grants began June 1, 2010, and remains open through Dec. 3, 2010 for FY 2011 grants.
The FEMA grant descriptions are pasted below and consist of one program that focuses on risk reduction from all hazard types and three that directly address reduction of flood risk:
- Pre-Disaster Mitigation is a nationally competitive program that provides funds for hazard mitigation planning grants and implementation of mitigation project grants.
- Flood Mitigation Assistance 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 by the National Flood Insurance Program.
- The Repetitive Flood Claims program provides funding to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured by 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 program provides funding to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to residential structures insured by 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 Region VIII.
Additional FEMA information is available at the following web site: http://www.fema.gov/government/grant/hma/grant_resources.shtm#0 and contact information, grant news and state hazard plan information for the DEM mitigation staff can be found online at http://www.coemergency.com/p/mitigation.html