FY 2023 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Congressionally Directed Spending Grant Program

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The Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2023 authorizes Congressional funding for states, tribes, territories and local communities for FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant program.

These funds allow governments to plan for and implement sustainable cost-effective measures to reduce the risk to individuals and property from future natural hazards, while also reducing reliance on federal funding from future disasters.


For FISCAL year 2023, funds are being made available to 100 congressionally directed projects. 

The PDM Grant program promotes a general goal of resilience and adaptation. The 2022-2026 FEMA Strategic Plan outlines three ambitious goals: The PDM Grant Program supports Goal 2: Lead Whole of Community in Climate Resilience and Goal 3: Promote and Sustain a Ready FEMA and a Prepared Nation.

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Public Agency
  • Tribal Government

Matching Funding Requirement:

Generally, the Pre-Disaster Mitigation program provides a 75% federal cost share and requires a 25% nonfederal cost share. Small, impoverished communities may be eligible for up to a 90% federal cost share.
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Important Dates

The date (and time, where applicable) by which all applications must be submitted to the grantmaker. Time listed as “00:00” equates to midnight.
The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
September 30, 2023
The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
36 months

Funding Details

The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • Federal

Funding Source Notes:

Funding available for projects identified in the FY23 DHS Appropriations Act’s Joint Explanatory Statement (JES).

The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

How to Apply

State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Cal OES Hazard Mitigation Assistance, 1-916-845-7450, HMA@caloes.ca.gov