Examples of fundable projects include outreach efforts, coordinating mapping needs assessment, digital base map inventory, managing updates to national management information system, training efforts for State and local officials, coordination and effort in building partnerships, staffing, project scooping participation, compliance, map adoption management, management and map maintenance, program management planning for multiple flood mapping projects, hydrology and hydraulics review, DFIRM maintenance, technical standards agreement for state and/or local efforts, performing metrics and goals.
The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.
In previous fiscal years, addition to the main goals of the MMMS program, support has been provided to staff scoping meetings, develop a web-based ordinance writing tool for adopting new maps, providing education for surveyors and engineers on the LOMC process, and the development of multi-lingual outreach materials.
Uses and Use Restrictions
The funds are authorized to supplement, not supplant (replace), ongoing flood hazard mapping management efforts by the local, regional, or State agency.
All States and Commonwealths (including the District of Columbia and territories and possessions of the United States), regional agencies, and communities may apply.
All applicants must be communities participating and in good standing in the NFIP or agencies which service participating NFIP communities.
State; local; U.S. Territory & Possession; other public institution/organization; small business; engineer/architect; builder, contractor, developer; land/property owner; general public.
Proposed Business Plans must be pre-approved by the FEMA regional office and all approved activities must ultimately contribute to the achievement of four over-arching goals of the Map Modernization Program. Refer to program guidance document for further information.
Aplication and Award Process
Preapplication Coordination: This program is eligible for coverage under E.O.
12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.
Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.
Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.
Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968 (also known as The National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4101; the Housing and Urban Development Act of 1969; the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973; as amended; and National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Refer to program guidance document.
Formula and Matching Requirements
There are no matching requirements; however, Regional Directors shall determine individual levels of funding based upon the activities proposed and the level of commitment shown in the Business Plans, and how these activities will contribute toward the overall goals of map modernization. In addition applicants must be legislatively, administratively, and technically capable of providing proposed products or services.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to program guidance. Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures.
Post Assistance Requirements
Grantees are required to submit quarterly financial and performance reports.
Quarterly "Progress Reports" must include the progress of each sub-grant award.
Reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter: January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30.
Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award.
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards (or receive property, or a combination of both, within the fiscal year) will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular A-133. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.
Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.
FY 07 $5,200,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not available.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to program guidance.
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Annual program guidance will be available to all MMMS participants and the general public on the FEMA website at http://www.fema.gov.
Regional or Local Office
FEMA Regional Offices will manage all program activities under the MMMS initiative. See Appendix IV of the Catalog.
Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane - Bldg. #410, Washington, DC 20528.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.
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