FEMA Seeks Public Input on the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

On March 12, 2014, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Program Administration by States.  FEMA is seeking public comment on implementing Section 404(c) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. § 5170c(c), regarding administration of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).  The public’s input will help inform the development of this new method of program delivery that may provide states and tribes with increased oversight as they implement the grant program.  The Notice contains a series of questions about various aspects on state administration of the HMGP.  The concerns and recommendations raised by the public will be used to guide development of program regulations.

Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, or arguments on all aspects of the notice.  Comments can be submitted throught the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov under Docket: FEMA-2014-0013. The deadline for public comments is 05/12/2014.

Click Hazard Mitigation Assistance Policy for additional information on this program.