Partner Funding

Grants and Assistance

The Broward Emergency Management Division is dedicated to providing information that will help us build and maintain stronger and more resilient communities. From time to time, certain funding opportunities from various state and federal agencies are announced and are shared with our partners and stakeholders that may contribute to preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation efforts.

Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program
Link: https://www.fema.gov/flood-mitigation-assistance-grant-program​
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 and planning that reduces or eliminates long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the NFIP. FMA funding is also available for management costs. Funding is appropriated by Congress annually.

Eligible Applicants:
States
U.S. Territories
Federally-recognized tribes
Tribal Agencies
Local governments/Communities
Private Nonprofits
Local governments are eligible Subapplicants and can sponsor applications on behalf of homeowners to submit to the Applicant.


Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program
Link: https://www.fema.gov/pre-disaster-mitigation-grant-program
The PDM Program, authorized by Section 203 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act​, is designed to assist States, U.S. Territories, Federally-recognized tribes, and local communities in implementing a sustained pre-disaster natural hazard mitigation program. The goal is to reduce overall risk to the population and structures from future hazard events, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding in future disasters. This program awards planning and project grants and provides opportunities for raising public awareness about reducing future losses before disaster strikes. Mitigation planning is a key process used to break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. PDM grants are funded annually by Congressional appropriations and are awarded on a nationally competitive basis.

Eligible Applicants:

States
U.S. Territories
Federally-recognized tribes
Local governments
Private Nonprofits
Local governments are eligible Subapplicants and can sponsor applications on behalf of homeowners to submit to the Applicant.


Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
Link: https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-grant-program-new​
The purpose of HMGP is to help communities implement hazard mitigation measures following a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration in the areas of the state, tribe, or territory requested by the Governor or Tribal Executive. The key purpose of this grant program is to enact mitigation measures that reduce the risk of loss of life and property from future disasters.

Key Program Points

  • HMGP funding is limited; therefore, recipients and local government officials must make difficult decisions as to the most effective use of grant funds.
  • Not all projects may be selected.
  • “Think about the end at the beginning” – Upon start of the funded project, the recipient and subrecipient should be mindful of the Period of Performance (POP) and federal close-out requirements.
Eligible Applicants:
States
U.S. Territories
Federally-recognized tribes
Local governments/Communities
Private Nonprofits


FEMA Public Assistance (PA) 406 Mitigation Grant Program
Link: https://www.fema.gov/95261-hazard-mitigation-funding-under-section-406-stafford-act​
This potential funding source is also detailed in the Broward County Recovery Plan and is available for counties included in a FEMA presidential disaster declaration if they are otherwise eligible for the PA program, a valid and eligible PA project is included in the Project Worksheet in a timely manner, and the FEMA PA group administering the disaster is in agreement. Project types range from flood proofing, to wind protection to road elevation to drainage upgrades/improvements.


Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Community Development Block Grant program (CDBG) Disaster Recovery Program
Link: https://www.hud.gov/program_offices/comm_planning/communitydevelopment/programs​​
This program is made available on a case-by-case basis by the U.S. Congress and is usually authorized after larger disaster events that already received a presidential disaster declaration. Project types are generally for residential properties (acquisition, elevation) but can also be available for small businesses including rental properties (elevation). Code enforcement support is also potentially eligible.


US Army Corps of Engineers Mitigation
Link: http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/html/pub/ap/facts/sec205.pdf
The USACE’s Flood Control (Structural & Non-Structural), Section 205 of the 1948 Flood Control Act, as amended, authorizes the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to develop and construct small flood control projects. Each project is limited to a Federal cost of $7,000,000.00 and must be economically justified, environmentally sound, and technically feasible. The USACE’s Emergency Streambank and Shore Protection program, Section 14 of the 1946 Flood Control Act, as amended, authorizes the USACE to develop and construct streambank and shoreline protection projects. The goal of the program is to protect endangered highways, bridge approaches, public works facilities, churches, public and private nonprofit public facilities. Each project is limited to a Federal cost of $1,500,000.00 and must be economically justified, environmentally sound, and technically feasible. See the following website for more information: http://www.nww.usace.army.mil/html/pub/ap/facts/sec14.pdf. Section 103 of the 1962 River and Harbor Act authorizes the USACE to develop small projects for the purpose of shore protection and beach restoration. Each project is limited to a Federal cost of $3,000,000, and must be economically justified, environmentally sound, and engineering feasible. Eligible applicants include local municipalities and public agencies.


Florida Resilient Coastlines Program (FRCP)
Link: https://floridadep.gov/resilience​
Florida Department of Environmental Protection announces the availability of state funds for innovative coastal projects under its Resilience Planning Grant (RPG) for fiscal year 2018-2019. Eligible applicants include Florida’s 35 coastal counties and the local governments within their boundaries that are required to include a coastal element in their comprehensive plan. Florida regional planning councils, national estuary programs, colleges, community colleges, and state universities may also apply, as long as an eligible local government agrees to participate as a partner. Non-profit groups are not eligible. Application, instructions, submittal requirements, and the criteria by which application are scored and recommended, can be found on the FRCP website.


DHS School-Age Trauma Training (SATT)
Link: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=%20DHS-ST-18-108-FR04
DHS S&T-FRG-IAS and FEMA-ICPD are seeking to address trauma training for the high school-age communities under this NOFO. School-Age Trauma Training (SATT - final name of training to be proposed by grantee and approved by FEMA) is intended to establish a long-term, self-sustaining mechanism (e.g. no further Federal funding beyond Phase III), to deliver free to the public, lifesaving trauma training to high school age students for mass casualty events. The government expects the grantee to design, develop and implement a training capability based upon the Phase tasks and to sustain the offerings beyond the Phase III funding resource provided by the government.

Eligible Applicants:

Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small business
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Independent school districts
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

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