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MAINE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Clock is Ticking
November 30, 2006
The application period is now open for communities wishing to apply for FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants. These grants support projects which will reduce or eliminate disaster damages at a particular site which has had repetitive damage.
For 2007, $500,000 is available competitively within the State of Maine. An additional $75 million is available nationally, with a cap of $3 million per mitigation project. The Town of Canton was successful in winning a national grant in 2005, receiving $3 million to support their acquisition and demolition project.
MEMA invites communities to review projects listed in their FEMA-approved Hazard Mitigation Plan for projects that may be successful candidates for a competitive grant. Some factors to look at:
If the answer to all these questions is "Yes", MEMA can offer technical assistance in applying for the grants. All applications must be made electronically, through the Internet. A workshop to assist in preparing the benefit/cost analysis that is critical to a successful grant applications will be held in Augusta on December 5th. For more information, call 800-452-8735, or contact us.
The deadline for State review of PDM applications is January 23rd, 2007.
Last update: 07/20/10
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