Earthquake Hazards Reduction State Assistance Program

The summary for the Earthquake Hazards Reduction State Assistance Program grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Region 1, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Earthquake Hazards Reduction State Assistance Program: This assistance program provides funding for earthquake hazard reduction activities which are eligible according to the broad activities described in the section above. The categories, or program elements, listed therein, comprise a comprehensive earthquake hazards reduction program for any State in an area of high seismic hazards. Key aspects of each of these elements are as follows:Mitigation involves developing and implementing strategies for reducing losses from earthquakes by incorporating principles of seismic safety in public and private decisions regarding the siting, design, and construction of structures (i.e. the adoption, enforcement, and updating of building and zoning codes and ordinances to enhance seismic safety), and regarding building's nonstructural elements, contents, and furnishings. Activities that support mitigation include preparing inventories of and conducting seismic safety assessments, evaluations, inspections of critical structures and lifelines, and developing or updating hazard mitigation plans for identifying and retrofitting existing structures that pose threats to life or would suffer major damage in the event of a serious earthquake.Public awareness/earthquake education activities are designed to increase public awareness of earthquakes and their associated risks, and to stimulate behavioral changes to foster a self-help approach to earthquake preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation.Other activities, in support of those listed in the Introduction may include, but are not limited to: hazard identification which defines the potential for earthquakes and their related geological hazards in a particular area; vulnerability assessments, also known as loss estimation studies, which provide information on the impacts and consequences of an earthquake on an area's resources, as well as opportunities for earthquake hazard mitigation, attendance and participation in the State Earthquake Program Managers meeting held nationally and annually.
Federal Grant Title: Earthquake Hazards Reduction State Assistance Program
Federal Agency Name: Region 1
Grant Categories: Disaster Prevention and Relief
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-09-FEMA-082-001
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 97.082
CFDA Descriptions: Earthquake Consortium
Current Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2009
Original Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2009
Posted Date: Jun 12, 2009
Creation Date: Jun 25, 2009
Archive Date: Aug 14, 2009
Total Program Funding: $101,633
Maximum Federal Grant Award:
Minimum Federal Grant Award:
Expected Number of Awards: 2
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Earthquake Consortia and State Assistance
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility
Region I - ME, VT
Link to Full Grant Announcement
Information not provided
Grant Announcement Contact
FEMA Call Center (866) 927-5646 []
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