Program OverviewThe Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program makes available federal funds to State, Local and Tribal Governments to implement and sustain cost-effective measures designed to reduce the risk to individuals and property from natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on Federal
funding from future disasters.b.
Program Priorities The development and update of hazard mitigation plans Cost-effective hazard mitigation projects that do not duplicate other hazard mitigation grant programsc.
Program Objectives Minimize risk to the population and structures from future hazard events Reduce reliance on Federal funding from future disastersAllowable activities in support of PDM program objectives include: Hazard Mitigation Planning consistent with 44 CFR Part 201 Hazard Mitigation Projects:o Property Acquisition and Structure Demolition or Relocationo Structure Elevationo Dry Flood-Proofingo Minor Localized Flood Reduction Projectso Structural Retrofitting of Existing Buildingso Non-structural Retrofitting of Existing Buildingso Safe Room Constructiono Infrastructure Retrofito Soil Stabilizationo Wildfire MitigationGenerators and/or related equipment purchases (e.g., generator hook-ups) are eligible when the generator directly relates to the hazards being mitigated and is part of a larger project (e.g., elevation of a lift station).For the FY 2014 PDM program, a permanently installed generator that is a stand-alone project may be considered if the generator protects a critical facility and can be determined cost-effective via standard HMA benefit-cost methodology.
Critical facilities may include police and fire stations, hospitals, and water and sewer treatment facilities.
Portable generators are eligible provided that they meet all requirements as described in HMA Guidance.