On March 1, FEMA published the Fiscal Year 2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity on Grants.gov. This funding opportunity makes approximately $233 million available to support 100 resilience-related projects nationwide.
The projects—funded by the Pre-Disaster Mitigation program—were congressionally authorized through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023, signed by the President on Dec. 29, 2022.
This funding is in addition to the amounts provided through other FEMA hazard mitigation grant programs for projects that support growing needs nationwide to make communities more resilient to natural hazards.
Most of the projects focus on infrastructure improvements to stormwater, drainage, sewer and levee systems and dams to make communities and tribes more resilient from flooding. Others address hazards like tsunamis, seismic activity, landslides and wildfires.
Communities and tribal nations with projects identified in the funding opportunity must apply for funding by 5 p.m. ET on April 14. While all awards must be made before Sept. 30, the funds will not be dispersed until all the Hazard Mitigation Assistance program requirements have been met such as compliance Environmental and Historic Preservation requirements.
For general questions about Pre-Disaster Mitigation congressional community projects, contact the appropriate State Hazard Mitigation Officer or FEMA regional Office. The Hazard Mitigation Assistance Helpline is also available by telephone at 866-222-3580.