For the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants administered by MEMA, the local government must sponsor the subapplcation for an individual property owner or business owner for the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) programs; there are exceptions for HMGP that permits a private non-profit organization to sponsor a subapplication for an individual property owner or business owner.
The local government takes on the role as a subapplicant and is charged with project management and grant administration. In this role the subapplicant is responsible for the following:
MEMA will consult with subapplicants regarding NOIs selected. This may include project design, site visits, and preliminary environmental and historic preservation consultations.
Once notified by MEMA, subapplicants will develop a complete HMA Subapplication package. The principal components of the HMA Subapplication are the scope of work, budget, schedule, and Benefit Cost Analysis (BCA). The following may be required to be submitted: cost estimates, photographs, maps, property information, insurance documentation, deed restriction language, etc. It is the responsibility of the subapplicant to complete the HMA Subapplication package. MEMA is able to provide technical assistance. The BRIC and FMA subapplications are entered through FEAM GO https://www.fema.gov/grants/guidance-tools/fema-go. The HMGP subapplication is available by request from MEMA.
MEMA will perform a review of the submitted HMA Subapplication package. Additionally, the package will be reviewed and ranked by the Mitigation Advisory Committee (MAC), a State Interagency Review Committee. The MAC will provide a recommendation for submission to FEMA.
Upon the HMA Subapplication package being submitted to FEMA a review for eligibility, cost-effectiveness, and compliance with applicable Environmental and Historic Preservation (EHP) policies, laws, and regulations will be conducted. FEMA will notify MEMA of successful grant awards.
The grant management lifecycle can be viewed below.
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