Last week, BOLDplanning told you about the unprecedented Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) funding now available from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019. It equates to an additional $50 million through the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant program. This increase—the largest in the program’s history—bumps the total amount of funding offered up from $160 million to $210 million! That’s a whole lot of money that could do a whole lot of good for state, local and tribal governments across the country. Yours included.

Now for the downside. There’s not much time to apply. All applications must be submitted no later than 3 p.m. EST on Friday, January 31, 2020. And, they must be completed online through the FEMA Mitigation eGrants system on the FEMA Grants Portal.

If, for some reason, you experience a problem with your online application process, contact FEMA’s eGrants support team at right away. This will ensure your grant is submitted smoothly and on time. Technical issues will only be addressed up to 3:00 p.m. EST on January 29, 2020. Unfortunately, for some, this may make an already tight deadline even tighter.