As a reminder, FEMA is holding two very important Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) webinars this week: Wednesday, September 12th at 2 PM Eastern (1 pm Central, 12 pm Mountain, 11 am Pacific), and Thursday, September 13th at 12 pm Eastern (11 am Central, 10 am Mountain, 9 am Pacific).

These online events pertain to the Agency’s Fiscal Year 2018 (FY2018) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcements, which were recently posted on Per FEMA, these NOFOs provide an overview of the grant programs and details about the Agency’s funding priorities and review process. Specifically, they cover the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant programs, through which $395.2 million in funding is now available.

For the online portion of these webinars, you can easily join via the Internet:, and for audio, please call 1.800.320.4330 and enter conference code 338559#.

In the meantime, you can learn more about hazard mitigation funding by downloading FEMA’s FMA Fact Sheet or its PDM Fact Sheet. And, you can discover the many interesting ways these precious dollars can benefit your state, local or tribal government by downloading FEMA’s Mitigation Ideas: A Resource for Reducing Risk to Natural Hazards. These resources are invaluable as you plan ahead.

They are the last two of the four scheduled. Don’t miss out!