The NJOEM Mitigation Program - Reducing Risk From Natural Hazards
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Assistance - Hurricane Irene - [pdf]
This chart reflects Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Assistance resulting from Hurricane Irene. The categories include the federal and non-federal shares of the projects.
All are acquisition projects, unless elevations are indicated. The total number of properties involved in a project could change for a variety of reasons related to the
homeowner's decision or preferences regarding acquisition or elevation. Participation in an acquisition project is voluntary. Final and complete information
will not be available until the properties designated complete the closing process.
||Listing of available NJ OEM Handouts
||Fact Sheet on FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant programs administered by NJOEM
||Summary of the "2005 Multi-Hazard Mitigation Council Study" --- a "Project" Saves Money for every dollar spent $4 is saved. Also includes listing of past approved FEMA mitigation projects.
||Partners in Open Space - Informational sheet on combining FEMA and NJ DEP Green Acres land acquisition grants to achieve 100% funding.
||Community Rating System - Information on how to reduce flood insurance costs - includes list of participating municipalities & policy discounts.
||Federal Grants Management Summary of Post Award Requirements. A guide to administrative elements.
||What is Mitigation definition and examples of mitigation. Making it easier to understand.
||Participation in the SRL Program includes information on how it works and what is included
||Benefit/Cost Analysis information on how to document a flood project.
||The Flood Mitigation Assistance Program Facts and figures on the FMA program
||Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Describes the funding available after a presidentially declared disaster.
||Allowable Mitigation Projects "Fundable" projects under the five FEMA grant programs
||FEMA Grant Program Comparison Side-by-side comparison of essential items of the five FEMA grant programs
||HMA Decision Matrix Lists the criteria of project eligibility for FEMA funding program
||Sample HMA Project Scoring Describes how applications will be scored and ranked for funding.
||Map Modernization Information, justification and schedule of bringing FIRM up to current technology.
||Increased Cost of Compliance provisions of the NFIP
||Why acquisition? Federal Assistance in the Acquisition of Property
||Eligible Mitigation Actions - Excerpts from FEMA PDM Guidance regarding eligible and non-eligible mitigation activities.
||Understanding the Alphabet soup of acquisition BCA, BFE, FFE, PDM, HMGP, HMA
||Letter of Intent
About Hazard Mitigation
Hazard mitigation ensures that fewer Americans and fewer communities become victims of natural and technological disasters. It is sustained action taken to reduce or
eliminate the long-term risk and impact to people and property from natural and technological hazards. It results in safer communities that resist becoming victims when
disaster strikes. Mitigation measures reduce risk for individuals, small and large businesses, and critical service locations such as hospitals, public safety facilities
and utility stations.
Examples of mitigation include:
- Promoting sound land use planning based on known community hazards
- Adopting, and enforcing building codes and standards
- Using fire-retardant materials in new construction
- Buying flood insurance to protect personal property and belongings
- Securing shelves and water heaters to walls
- Elevating structures above the floodplain
- Retrofitting highway overpasses to withstand earthquakes
- Strengthening parapet walls on old masonry buildings
- Anchoring bookcases in schools, libraries, and offices
Current dollars spent on mitigation significantly reduce the demand for large amounts of future dollars when natural disasters strike. This reduces
economic disaster, which often accompanies the natural hazard event through destruction of property, loss or interruption of jobs, and closing or disabling of businesses.
TO CONTACT THE STATE HAZARD MITIGATION OFFICE
|SFC Robert Little
||Kathleen Lear - Principal Planner
Hazard Reduction Success Stories - "New Jersey Reduces Damage From Tropical Storm Floyd"
Full Document (pdf - 1219k) - Produced by the NJOEM and the Federal Emergency
Management Agency after Tropical Storm Floyd, these stories illustrate some of the ways that people, industry and government in New Jersey reduced
potential damage from this devastating storm. Some solutions are "hard" - like pumping stations; others are "soft" - such as environmental approaches
to control flood damages. Others rely on common sense. Some projects cost millions, some cost next to nothing.
Mitigation Grant Programs And Project Funding Applications
HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT PROGRAM - The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) provides grants to States and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures
after a major disaster declaration. The purpose of the program is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be
implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster.
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding is only available in States following a Presidential disaster declaration.
Eligible applicants are state and local governments, Indian tribes or other tribal organizations, certain private non-profit organization.
Individual homeowners and businesses may not apply directly to the program; however a community may apply on their behalf. Projects must provide a long-term solution to a
problem, for example, elevation of a home to reduce the risk of flood damages as opposed to buying sandbags and pumps to fight the flood. In addition, a project's potential savings must
be more than the cost of implementing the project. Funds may be used to protect either public or private property or to purchase property that has been subjected to, or is in danger of,
FLOOD MITIGATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - FMA provides funding to help States and communities reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured
homes, and other structures insurable under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). There are three types of grants available under FMA: Planning, Project, and
Technical Assistance Grants.
FMA Planning Grants are available to help States and communities develop Flood Mitigation Plans. FMA Project Grants are available to help States and NFIP
participating communities implement measures to reduce flood losses. Communities receiving FMA Planning and Project Grants must be participating in the NFIP. Examples of
eligible FMA projects include: elevation, acquisition (buy-out), or relocation of NFIP-insured structures.
FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance Brochure [pdf - 66k]
PRE-DISASTER MITIGATION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM - FEMA has long promoted disaster-resistant construction and retrofit of facilities that are vulnerable to
hazards in order to reduce potential damages due to a hazard event. Through the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, Congress approved creation of a national Pre-disaster Hazard
Mitigation program to provide a funding mechanism that is not dependent on a Presidential disaster declaration. This new program builds on the experience gained from previous
community-based disaster mitigation grants, the HMGP, and other mitigation initiatives.
Mitigation-Related Independent Study Courses Offered By The Federal Emergency Management Agency