Hazard Mitigation

Current Funding Opportunities


There is funding available to communities for DR-4378 and it is due to WVDHSEM by September 17, 2019.

 All applications submitted to the Hazard Mitigation Program must be submitted by the COMMUNITY. Applications from individual homeowners WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

​FEMA Announces FY19 PDM and FMA Application Cycle

FEMA has posted the Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcements for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant programs on www.grants.gov. These NOFOs provide an overview of the grant programs and details about the agency's funding priorities and review process. FEMA will offer a series of webinars in September and October on the FY19 NOFOs for prospective applicants and how to use Mitigation eGrants, the system that FEMA will use to accept and process all grant applications. Applicants may attend any session. Upcoming sessions are listed below. View the complete webinar schedule.

Pre-Disaster Mitigation

The objective of the program is to provide funding support to states, Indian tribal governments, territories, and communities for pre-disaster mitigation planning and projects primarily addressing natural hazards. This program promotes implementation of activities designed to reduce injuries, loss of life, and damage and destruction to property from natural hazards which is consistent with DHS QHSR Goal 5.1, “Mitigate Hazards” and links to Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-8) - National Preparedness, Security, Resilience, Prevention, Mitigation, Response, Protection, and Recovery.

PDM Advance Assistance


Flood Mitigation Assistance

The FMA program is authorized by Section 1366 of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, with the goal of reducing or eliminating claims under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FMA provides funding to States, Territories, federally-recognized tribes and local communities for projects that reduce or eliminate long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the NFIP.

FMA funding is available for flood hazard mitigation projects, plan development and management costs. Funding is appropriated by Congress annually.

This grant program is available for the following tasks and activities:

  • Property Acquisition and Structure Demolition or Relocation
  • Structure Elevation
  • Mitigation Reconstruction
  • Dry Flood-Proofing of Historic Residential Structures
  • Dry Flood-Proofing of Non-Residential Structures
  • Minor Localized Flood Reduction Projects
  • Non-Structural Retrofitting of Existing Buildings and Facilities
  • Hazard Mitigation Planning
  • Management Costs
https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/182169 - NOFO and Fact Sheet
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Inquiries Please Contact
Kelli Batch
1703 Coonskin Drive, 
Charleston, WV 25311