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Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Briefing FEMA-DR-1971-AL Alabama’s coordinating agency for disaster preparedness, respon

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  1. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Briefing FEMA-DR-1971-AL Alabama’s coordinating agency for disaster preparedness,response, and recovery 1

  2. What is Mitigation? Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Mitigation efforts provide value to the American people by: • creating safer communities by reducing loss of life and property, • enabling individuals to recover more rapidly from flood and other disasters, and • lessening the financial impact on the Treasury, States, Tribes, and communities. from www.fema.gov

  3. Breaking the Cycle Disaster/Damage Repair Repeated Damage Repair

  4. Mitigation Reducing the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters PreparednessGetting people and equipment ready to quickly and effectively respond to a disaster before it happens Recovery Putting a community back together after a disaster ResponseSaving life and property during and immediately after a disaster 4

  5. HMA Programs Disaster Funding Annual Appropriation Funding

  6. What is HMGP? The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program is a post-disaster grant program that is: • 15% of total estimated federal disaster assistance (PA and IA) • 75% federal funding and 25% non-federal funding (can be met with in-kind services) • driven by State and Local Mitigation Plans • used towards mitigation projects, 7% planning initiative and 5% initiative projects

  7. Eligible Applicants

  8. Types of Eligible Projects

  9. Minimum Project Criteria *All 5 must be met* Per 44 CFR § 206.434(c) • Conforms with State and Local Mitigation Plans • Provides beneficial impact upon the designated disaster area • Conforms with environmental laws and regulations (Floodplain Management and NEPA) • Solves a problem independently or constitutes a functional portion of the solution (no studies) • Is cost-effective and reduces the risk of future damages

  10. AEMA’s HMGP Process • Presidential Disaster Declaration • HMGP Briefings • Submission of Letters of Intent to AEMA • Submission of Full Applications to AEMA • AEMA Review for Planning and Project Eligibility and Completeness • AEMA submits full and complete application to FEMA • If award is granted, grant implementation process begins in accordance with approved period of performance

  11. Deadlines Letter of Intent – June 24, 2011 Full Application – September 1, 2011

  12. ?Questions? For additional information on HMA, please contact: Debbie Peery, SHMO, (205) 280-2476 or debbie.peery@ema.alabma.gov Kelli B. Alexander, Sr. Planner, (205) 280-2269 or kelli.alexander@ema.alabama.gov Zakiya Darby, Financial Specialist, (205) 280-2459 or zakiya.darby@ema.alabama.gov Janice Doucet, Planner, (205) 280-2458 or janice.doucet@ema.alabama.gov Robert Baylis, Planner, (205) 280-2453 or robert.baylis@ema.alabama.gov Or visit us online at: www.ema.alabama.gov or www.fema.gov