Map Modernization Management Support

To increase local involvement in, and ownership of, management of, the development and maintenance of flood hazard maps produced for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).



Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

FEMA Regional Offices will manage all program activities under the MMMS initiative.

See Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Website Address

http://www.dhs.gov




Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

The funds are authorized to supplement, not supplant (replace), ongoing flood hazard mapping management efforts by the local, regional, or State agency.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

All States and Commonwealths (including the District of Columbia and territories and possessions of the United States), regional agencies, and communities may apply.

All applicants must be communities participating and in good standing in the NFIP or agencies which service participating NFIP communities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State; local; U.S. Territory & Possession; other public institution/organization; small business; engineer/architect; builder, contractor, developer; land/property owner; general public.

Credentials/Documentation

Proposed Business Plans must be pre-approved by the FEMA regional office and all approved activities must ultimately contribute to the achievement of four over-arching goals of the Map Modernization Program. Refer to program guidance document for further information. All applicants must be communities participating and in good standing in the NFIP or agencies which service participating NFIP communities. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.

12372, 'Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs.' An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.

Award Procedures

Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

The Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, as amended, 42 U.S.C 5121-5202; Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (also known as the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968), as amended, 42 U.S.C 4101; The National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994, Public Law 103-325, 42 U.S.C 4001.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to program guidance document.

Appeals

None.

Renewals

None.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: There are no matching requirements; however, Regional Directos shall determine individual levels of funding based upon the activities proposed and the level of commitment shown in the Business Plans, and how these activities will contribute toward the overall goals of map modernization. In addition applicants must be legislatively, administrtively, and technically capable of providing proposed products or services. MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Refer to program guidance. Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Refer to program guidance.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Grantees are required to submit quarterly financial and performance reports.

Quarterly 'Progress Reports' must include the progress of each sub-grant award.

Reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter: January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30.

Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award.

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Audits

In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.

Records

Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.

Financial Information

Account Identification

70-5464-0-2-453.

Obigations

(Salaries) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - Program not funded in Fiscal Year 2009. This program remains open due to open awards.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

As this program will not be funded in FY2010, annual program guidance is not available.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. FEMA Regional Offices will manage all program activities under the MMMS initiative. See Appendix IV of the Catalog.

Headquarters Office

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) 245 Murray Lane Building #410, Washington, District of Columbia 20523 Phone: 1-800-621-3363

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.



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