Structure Elevation Anyone?

If you are currently in a flood zone and would like to be assisted in elevating your structure above base flood elevation, we want to try to help. FEMA offers various programs to assist in preventing storm damage. The next funding cycle is upon us. We are looking for homeowners to work with us to prepare grants to elevate structures. If we are successful we might be able to handle up to 75% of the costs through the grant. The notice is below. Please let us know if you are interested. We will need your elevation cost estimate and a copy of your plans by September 1st so we can write the grant.

Grant notice, the town needs to be the applicant.

MEMA is announcing the availability of FEMAs 2013 Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Programs.  These federally-funded hazard mitigation grant programs provides significant opportunities for communities to reduce, minimize or eliminate potential damages to public and private infrastructure from natural hazard events.  Eligible activities include; Storm-water, drainage and culvert improvements, property acquisition, slope stabilization, infrastructure protection, seismic and wind retrofits, structure elevations, hazard mitigation planning, etc.

The deadline for complete grant applications (via FEMA’s eGrants system) is 3:00pm September 27, 2013.

Note: PDM and FMA funds are newly available through FEMA’s annual nationally competitive hazard mitigation assistance and are not the same as Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds also available as a result of recent disasters.

To assist potential sub-applicants considering applying for FEMA mitigation funding, MEMA/DCR will be hosting a grant program briefing and a state-wide conference call.  To register for the conference call or the briefing, please email to

Dan.Nietsche@State.MA.US

The complete 2013 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance is available from the FEMA website at: http://www.fema.gov/

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