Repetitive Flood Claims

To assist States, Indian tribal governments, and communities to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that have had one or more claims for flood damages through mitigation activities that are in the best interest
of the National Flood Insurance Fund (NFIF).

This grant program supports the Mitigate component of the Presidential Preparedness Directive 8 (PPD-8) in the following ways: by providing funding to states and communities that promotes Long-Term Vulnerability Reduction by elevating at-risk homes or removing structures from flood hazard areas.

Overall, this program also supports Community Resilience by reducing the need for emergency services in flood-prone areas of the community.

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.

See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of addresses of FEMA's Regional Offices.

http://www.fema.gov/government/mitigation.shtm.
Website Address

http://www.fema.gov




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Emergency Management Agency, Tennessee $ 334,710   2016-03-152021-04-12
Military Affairs, Montana Department Of $ 223,347   2016-03-152019-08-30
Homeland Security & Emergency Preparedness, La Governor's Office Of-$ 653,803   2012-09-272019-03-25
Florida, State Of $ 978,491   2012-06-192018-10-30
Florida, State Of $ 4,069,629   2010-09-152018-03-30
Emergency Management Agency, Pennsylvania $ 1,592,111   2012-04-162016-05-15
Public Safety, Texas Department Of $ 1,146,055   2012-06-272015-12-28
Michigan Department Of State Police-$ 50,874   2012-09-262015-09-30
Ohio, State Of $ 1,890,524   2012-08-062015-06-30
Natural Resources Commission, Arkansas $ 540,627   2012-08-102015-06-24



Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

States, Indian tribal governments, and communities may apply for RFC project grants for activities that reduce or eliminate the long - term risk of flood damage to structures, insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), that have had one or more claims for flood damages.

This may include the acquisition of insured structures for the purpose of converting flood-prone land back to open space use; elevation of existing structures; dry floodproofing; and minor localized flood reduction projects.

Projects must meet all eligibility criteria including cost-effectiveness; compliance with environmental and historic preservation laws and regulations and other program requirements.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Entities eligible to apply for HMA grants include the emergency management agency or a similar office of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, the U.S.

Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, and Indian Tribal governments.

Each State, Territory, Commonwealth, or Indian Tribal government shall designate one agency to serve as the Applicant for each HMA program.

Please see the HMA program guidance for more detailed information.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State agencies, Indian Tribal governments, and local governments and communities are eligible to apply as subapplicants for assistance under the RFC program. All interested subapplicants must apply to the Applicant. Please see the HMA program guidance for detailed information.

Credentials/Documentation

Please see the HMA Program Guidance. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is required.

An environmental impact statement is required for this program.

An environmental impact assessment is 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. Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines

Award Procedures

Applications are reviewed by DHS/FEMA 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 RFC program is authorized by Section 1323 of the NFIA , 42 U.S.C 4030.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to HMA program guidance document.

Appeals

Refer to HMA program guidance document.

Renewals

Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program. Matching Requirements: Refer to HMA program guidance for additional information. 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 HMA 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.

Please refer to HMA program guidance for more information.

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.

Please refer to HMA program guidance for more information.

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.

Please refer to HMA program guidance for more information.

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.

Please refer to HMA program guidance for more information.

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.

Please refer to HMA program guidance for more information.

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

70-4236-0-3-453.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $0; and FY 18 est $0 - This program remains open due to open awards that have not yet closed.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to HMA program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified grant program guidance, the DHS FEMA Real Property Acquisition Regulations at 44 CFR Part 80, which is available to the public on the FEMA internet site.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of addresses of FEMA's Regional Offices. http://www.fema.gov/government/mitigation.shtm.

Headquarters Office

Ryan Janda 400 C St., SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20472 Email: ryan.janda@fema.dhs.gov Phone: (202) 648-2659

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Refer to the HMA program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.


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