Mitigation is doing something TODAY to help reduce or eliminate the loss of life and property during future events. On average, every $1 spent on mitigation is $4 in avoided losses.
The SCEMD Mitigation Section is responsible for programs that focus on the prevention of damage to personal dwellings and state and local infrastructure. This section coordinates technical assistance, including state and local risk assessment, and planning as well as administering the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM) and the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).
The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) is now accepting pre-applications under FEMA-DR-4286-SC (Hurricane Matthew). Eligible applicants include state agencies, local governments, private non-profit agencies, and tribal governments. Currently, the amount of funding available on a competitive basis, statewide, is $35,203,253 to fund eligible projects that will further mitigation efforts across the state of South Carolina. Funding is available on a 75% federal/25% local cost share Pre-applications can be submitted via screcoverygrants.org until April 11, 2017, and will be submitted to FEMA no later than October 11, 2017. Please contact the SCEMD Mitigation Team (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions.
For mitigation ideas, check out our Mitigation Ideas Brochure.
For information on the latest National Flood Insurance Program, the Biggert-Waters Act of 2012, see our BW-12 fact sheets.
You may review the 2013 South Carolina Hazard Mitigation Plan at Mitigation Plan under SCEMD Planning Section.