Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation HAZARD MITIGATION. For FEMA-4099-DR-PA (Hurricane Sandy) All Counties Eligible for HMGP. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). Hazard Mitigation is:
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Bureau of Recovery and Mitigation
All Counties Eligible for HMGP
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
Hazard Mitigation is:
“any cost-effective action taken to eliminate or reduce the long term risk to life and property from natural and technological hazards.”
What is Mitigation?
Created in 1988 by the Stafford Act
FEMA provides 75% match funds to States to fund post-disaster hazard mitigation measures
Overall Goal: Reduce vulnerability to natural hazards
What is the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program?
Funding under the HMGP is based on 15% of the federal funds that are spent on the Individual Assistance (IA) and Public Assistance (PA) Programs for each declared disaster.
For example, for every $1 million in IA & PA funding, HMGP gets $150,000
State, County, and Municipal Governments
Certain private non-profit organizations or institutions that own or operate a private non-profit facility
Indian tribes or organizations
Note: Other federal and state programs are available for structural projects.
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100 yr flood
50 yr flood
10 yr flood
Where a house sits in the floodplain predicts
how often and much damage will occur over time.
BCA – Benefits of $75,000 over 100 years.
BCR – Benefits divided by cost of project.
($75,000 ÷ $50,000= 1.50)
= Passing BCR
Projects on private property may be eligible for funding under the HMGP only if submitted by a municipal government entity (County, City, Township, Borough, etc.).
Participation in an HMGP project by a private citizen MUST BE VOLUNTARY!
Repair or Replacement of Existing Infrastructure, Roads, Facilities, etc.
Debris/snow removal, Stream-related work
Mitigation for damaged infrastructure that can be funded under Public Assistance
Once an application is sent to FEMA,
the approval process usually takes
Certain aspects of a project can add to review time: historic buildings or sites, special environmental concerns, archaeological studies
2605 Interstate Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110
Fax 717-651-4592 or RAfirstname.lastname@example.org
HMGP Letter of Intent/Pre-Application can be downloaded from the PEMA website
Your Letter of Intent/Pre-Application form must be returned to PEMA by:
April 10, 2013
HMGP DR-4099 applications must be submitted to PEMA by: June 30, 2013*
State Hazard Mitigation Team to meet August 2013 for Application Review
*PEMA & the State Hazard Mitigation Team reserve the right to alter the dates at their discretion. *
While Joint Field Office is functioning in Harrisburg
HMGP Hotline: 717-651-4579 – FOR MUNICIPAL USE
- Not to be passed to Residents or Businesses
Insurance Hotline: 717-651-4565 – FOR MUNICIPAL USE -Not to be passed to Residents or Businesses
NFIP Information for Residents/Businesses -
PEMA, 2605 Interstate Drive
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania 17110
FAX: 717 651-4592
National Flood Insurance Act of 1968
Flood Insurance is provided in the US by the federal government via the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), in two ways.
First, the government directly provides coverage for some properties.
Second, the government works in concert with around 90 private insurers who function as servicing contractors.
Since its inception, 3 principles have guided this program:
Identification of risk and the development of maps that delineate flood risk (roughly 5 risk bands, with elevation serving as a risk adjuster within bands)
Flood plain management, designed to mitigate risk of flood
The provision of flood insurance for uninsurable properties
What NFIP related questions have you been asked
What NFIP related questions have you been asked?
NFIP Publications: http://www.fema.gov/business/nfip/libfacts.shtm
Post Flood Materials
Floodplain management is the operation of a community program of corrective and preventative measures for reducing flood damage.
These measures take a variety of forms and generally include requirements for zoning, subdivision or building, and special-purpose floodplain ordinances
A community's agreement to adopt and enforce floodplain management ordinances, particularly with respect to new construction, is an important element in making flood insurance available to home and business owners.
Currently over 20,100 US communities voluntarily adopt and enforce local floodplain management ordinances that provide flood loss reduction building standards for new and existing development
To encourage communities to establish sound floodplain management programs that recognize and encourage community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements, the Community Rating System (CRS) was created. This program provides communities with discounts to flood insurance rates.
County Participating CRS Communities:
Voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements.
Flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community actions meeting the three goals of the CRS:
Three goals of the CRS:
Reduce flood losses
Facilitate accurate insurance rating; and
Promote the awareness of flood insurance.
RESOURCE: NFIP Community Rating System (CRS): A Local Official’s Guide to Saving Lives, Preventing Property Damage, Reducing the Cost of Flood Insurance