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WHAT’S NEW IN MITIGATION. BIG CHANGES in the FEMA HMA Grant Programs. Biggert-Waters. Reducing insurance subsidies on National Floodplain Insurance Program (NFIP) policies with higher risks Combine SRL and RFC grant programs into FMA

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what s new in mitigation
WHAT’S NEW IN MITIGATION

BIG CHANGES in the

FEMA HMA Grant Programs

biggert waters
Biggert-Waters

Reducing insurance subsidies on National Floodplain Insurance Program (NFIP) policies with higher risks

Combine SRL and RFC grant programs into FMA

For HMGP - Only projects in the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA) require NFIP participation – no change

sandy recovery improvement act of 2013 sria
Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 (SRIA)
  • Signed by the President in January 2013
  • Designed to speed up, streamline, and reduce the cost of Federal disaster recovery programs.
disaster relief fund drf provides funding for fema
Disaster Relief Fund (DRF)Provides Funding For FEMA:
  • Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households
  • Public Assistance
  • Hazard Mitigation
  • Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAGs)
slide5

FEMA & State Mitigation

Grant Programs

FY 2014

Texas Water Development

Board

Flood Mitigation Assistance

Flood Protection Planning

FLOOD GRANTS

Texas Division of Emergency

Management

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

Pre-Disaster Mitigation

ALL HAZARD GRANTS

congressional focus
Congressional Focus

Financial Responsibility

Expedite Program Activity

Idle funding

Controversial Projects

Justification of the Program

congressional issues and fema issues are your issues because
CONGRESSIONAL ISSUES AND FEMA ISSUES – ARE YOUR ISSUESBECAUSE….
  • YOUR FUNDING DEPENDS ON FEMA APPROVAL!!!
fact disasters are becoming more frequent and costly
FACT - Disasters are becoming more frequent and costly
  • 2011 – 99 presidential, 29 emergency (47 states), 114 F-MAG’s – $7.5 billion
  • 2012 – Sandy alone – 11 states – over $2.2 billion so far
  • Money is tight and must address this demand
congressional direction to fema
Congressional Direction to FEMA

Here is the money this time --- BUT - FOCUS ON OUR ISSUES

new fema attitude
New FEMA Attitude

JUSTIFY THE PROGRAM TO CONGRESS

1 financial responsibility
1. FINANCIAL RESPONSIBILITY
  • FEMA DEVELOPS A MONETARY CONTROL PROCESS –
  • STRATEGIC FUNDS MANAGEMENT (SFM)
sfm tool fema spend plan
SFM TOOL FEMA SPEND PLAN

Monthly estimate of required funding planned a year in advance for:

  • New grant approvals
  • Cost overruns

NOTE: the spend plan also provides funding obligations in smaller increments on LARGER projects

the fema spend plan
THE FEMA SPEND PLAN
  • FEMA National is already requiring justification for failure to meet the monthly spend plan
spend plan impacts
SPEND PLAN IMPACTS
  • The Federal fiscal year begins in October
  • DRF – Immediate Needs Funding (INF) Emergency operations only
cost breakdown review
COST BREAKDOWN REVIEW

Project application budgets:

  • Estimate OUT - documentation is in – EXPECT HIGHER SCRUTINY
  • Vocabulary matters!!!!
  • Application continuity
  • More specific Pre-Award breakdowns
  • Cost overruns more difficult
money on the street faster shorten the review process shorter period of performance
Money on the street faster

Shorten the review process

Shorter Period of Performance

2. CONGRESS WANTS EXPEDITED PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

new rfi guidance
NEW RFI GUIDANCE
  • FEMA RFI Deadlines:
  • Mitigation specialist – 30 day
  • Branch Chief – 15 day
  • Regional Administrator – 30 day
  • Denial -> Appeal
sub applicant activities
SUB-APPLICANT ACTIVITIES
  • Complete well documented applications
  • Higher level of sub-recipient monitoring on POP
  • Closer monitoring of approved cost line items
3 idle funding
3. IDLE FUNDING
  • FY 2011 FEMA began an aggressive recovery of “idle” funds
  • Be prepared to implement your project or loose your funding
  • Faster closeouts of old disasters
4 controversy
4. Controversy
  • Protect Congress from black-eyes
  • Updates to FEMA 361
  • The most restrictive interpretation of regulation and guidance
  • Additional OMB review at LPN
5 justification
5. Justification

Congress wants program justification

FEMA wants proof that all projects are effective in every way

justification
Justification

Every number and statement must have acceptable supporting documentation!

hmgp generator changes
HMGP Generator Changes
  • Stand alone REGULAR projects if protecting a critical facility
  • Portable generators become eligible under 5% (HMGP only)
planning grant changes
Planning Grant Changes
  • Mitigation Planning Grants:
  • Mitigation Plan
  • Related planning activities
slide26
BCA
  • FEMA module
  • Standard values
  • Benefit cost analysis now allows aggregated benefits from multiple activities and hazards.
engineering changes
Engineering Changes

Streamlining – engineering designs certified by Registered Professional Engineers as meeting an identified code satisfy engineering and technical feasibility issues

acquisition changes
Acquisition Changes
  • Ineligible projects now include the acquisition of unimproved land
  • CBRA and OPA are now eligible in HMGP
  • BCA’s of .75 can now add environmental and riparian benefits
  • Pre-market or current market value at applicants discretion
pop changes
POP Changes

This is HUGE!

FEMA can set POP for annual grants (2013 PDM – 24 months)

HMGP is 36 months from application deadline

summary
SUMMARY
  • BIG changes in:
  • Program intensity
  • Project quality
  • Documentation
  • Timelines
  • Funding oversight
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TDEM + TWDB + sub-applicant + FEMA

must become a TEAM to be successful!

questions
QUESTIONS?

Hildy Soper

Texas Division of Emergency Management

Mitigation Officer

(512) 424-2454

hildy.soper@dps.texas.gov

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