FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM)

OVERVIEW: The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides direct funding for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event.

TIMETABLE: Generally available annually. Not linked to disaster declaration.

APPLICATION PROCESS: Local governments, tribes and some non-profits submit projects to the state which then selects applications based on predetermined priorities set forth in a disaster-specific Mitigation Strategy to send to FEMA for final approval. Before applying we recommend that you explore FEMA’s Grant Applicant Resources page which provides extensive guidance to applicants.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: See the FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM) program page or contact your state lead.

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