FEMA is seeking public feedback from state, local, tribal and territorial (SLTT) stakeholders and the general public on how communities use Mitigation funding through the Public Assistance Program.
FEMA provides support to SLTT governments to respond to and recover from major disasters through the Public Assistance (PA) Program. PA applicants may apply for hazard mitigation funding to increase the resilience of disaster-damaged facilities. The purpose of PA Mitigation funding under Section 406 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act is to provide assistance for cost-effective hazard mitigation measures that reduce the potential for future damage to a facility from a disaster event. PA Mitigation is in addition to any code and standard upgrade requirements.
To be eligible for funding, mitigation measures must be cost-effective using a benefit-cost analysis. FEMA developed a list of hazard mitigation measures pre-determined to be cost-effective up to 100 percent of repair costs as a streamlining tool. That list is contained in Appendix J of the Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG).
In support of the agency’s 2022-2026 Strategic Plan goals to instill equity and foster climate resilience, FEMA is seeking input to add additional measures to the list of cost-effective hazard mitigation measures in Appendix J. This effort aims to increase use of PA hazard mitigation funding and promote greater resiliency by making a larger selection of hazard mitigation measures more readily available to SLTTs, without need for them to further demonstrate cost-effectiveness.
Survey responses should be sent to FEMA-Recovery-PA-Policy firstname.lastname@example.org
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