DHSEM Accepting NOIs for Hazard Mitigation Assistance

The Colorado DHSEM Mitigation Team is now accepting Notice of Intent (NOI) forms for the FY15 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance(link is external) grants, including the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM(link is external))  and Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA).(link is external) These grants represent an opportunity to improve a community’s ability to mitigate natural hazards and reduce potential impacts on citizens, property and local economies. NOIs will be evaluated for eligibility and alignment with HMA program priorities as laid out in the fact sheets linked below. The Mitigation Team will invite jurisdictions to complete a full grant application as appropriate. 

FEMA Program Grant Announcements


Similar to last year, the timeline for application development is significantly shorter than in previous years. The compressed timeline suggests that the most competitive projects will be those in alignment with Federal program priorities, previously scoped, in pre-design, and with a well-established cost estimate. 

June 12, 2015Notice of Intent forms due to DHSEM
June 19, 2015Notice of Intent reviews complete
July 24, 2015Benefit-Cost Analysis complete
August 14, 2015Subapplications completed in eGrants
August 28, 2015State application completed in eGrants and submitted to FEMA

Please take a thorough look at the program webpages and grants.gov sites as linked above, as well as the FY15 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance(link is external). FEMA in 2015 has also provided an addendum that helps to clarify some of the changes to the Guidance FY15 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance Addendum(link is external)
Please fill out the NOI that represents the intent of your specific project.

Visit the DHSEM website for the NOI forms.