FEMA and the State of Colorado provide several grant programs to support state and local flood mitigation efforts.
Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program provides FEMA funds to assist States and communities implement measures that reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). These funds support both flood mitigation planning and projects to implement measures to reduce flood losses, such as elevation, acquisition, or relocation of NFIP-insured structures.
Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) is a FEMA program to assist States and communities reduce flood damages to insured properties that have had one or more claims to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). RFC provides funds to reduce the risk of flood damage to individual properties insured under the NFIP that have had one or more claim payments for flood damages.
State Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (SHMP) is sponsored by the Colorado Division of Emergency Management in support of a variety of mitigation projects, including floods. This program may provide support for flood related mitigation activities such as hydrological studies, benefit-cost analysis, and planning. For more information about this program or to make a request for financial assistance, please contact Scott Baldwin at 303-852-6696.
Technical Assistance Grants for Flood Response from the Colorado Water Conservation Board may provide a limited amount of funds to assist local governments with flood assessment, feasibility, design and planning needs. These funds are intended to assist local governments who are expected to provide a significant cost share toward final products. With limited exceptions, these funds are not to be used to help fund construction. These funds are awarded to requesting local governments on a case-by-case basis, based on the amount of funds available in any particular year and the amount of money requested. Not all requests will be funded, but consideration will be given to all requests. For more information about this program or to make a request for financial assistance, please contact Kevin Houck at 303-866-3441 x3219.
For additional information, please feel free to contact CDEM Mitigation Team staff:
· Ken Brink, Mitigation Team Supervisor (Denver Metro), Colorado Division of Emergency Management, 720-852-6695, firstname.lastname@example.org
· Iain Hyde, Mitigation Specialist (Southern Colorado), Colorado Division of Emergency Management, (720) 852-6698, email@example.com
· Deanna Butterbaugh, Mitigation Specialist (Northern Colorado), Colorado Division of Emergency Management, (720) 852-6697, firstname.lastname@example.org