Mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. Mitigation is taking action now, before the next disaster, to reduce human and financial consequences later. Effective mitigation requires that we all understand local risks, address the hard choices and invest in long-term community well-being and resilience. Without mitigation actions, we jeopardize our safety, financial security, and self-reliance.
As the result of a Presidential Disaster Declaration, FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds plans and projects that reduce the effects of future natural disasters. In California, these funds are administered by the Cal OES HMGP Unit. Eligible subapplicants include state agencies, local governments, special districts, and some private non-profits. To learn more about the HMGP, visit: FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance and the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance Addendum.
Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), and Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) are additional programs that provide funding for mitigation activities. For additional information on PDM, FMA, and BRIC, click on the following web address: BRIC and FMA.
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FEMA Guidance Documents:
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Cost Share Guide
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance Addendum
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance Fact Sheet
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance Hydraulic Fracturing and Drilling
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Job Aids
FEMA Hazard Mitigation Generator Job Aid
FEMA Local Mitigation Planning Handbook
Required Contract Clauses 2 C.F.R. 200.326 and 2 C.F.R. Part 200 Appendix II
Disclosure of Lobbying Activities
Payee Data Record STD 204
Procurement Guidance Documents:
Important Procurement Information: FEMA declarations and awards issued on or after November 12, 2020 are subject to major revisions to the federal procurement rules found at 2 C.F.R §§ 200.317 - 200.327 as well as a new provision at 2 C.F.R. § 200.216 effective August 13, 2020 for new, renewed, or extended procurements under all open declarations or awards.
FEMA Purchasing Under A FEMA Award: OBM REVISIONS 2020
FEMA Procurement Guidance Document Library
Hazard Mitigation Assistance Procurement Standards – Job Aid
Top 10 Procurement Mistakes (flyer)
How to Avoid Top 10 Procurement Mistakes
Using Contract Support for the Development of Hazard Mitigation Assistance Applications – Job Aid
FEMA Grants Procurement Guidance – Contracting with Federal Funds for Goods and Services Before, During and After Disasters
State Hazard Mitigation Officer
HMA Branch Chief