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National Support Resources - Mitigation

Agricultural Management Assistance
Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Producers receive conservation technical and financial assistance to construct or improve water management or irrigation structures, plant trees for windbreaks or, in order to improve water quality and mitigate risk, diversify their operation and conservation practices including soil erosion control, integrated pest management or transition to organic farming.

AmeriCorps State and National Grants
Agency: Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS)
An independent, federal grant-making government agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic participation through service and volunteering.

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG)
Agencies: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
The AFG program provides financial assistance to help fire departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Service (EMS) organizations and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA): for critically needed resources to protect the public, to train emergency personnel, and to foster interoperability and support community resilience, as well as enhance through direct financial assistance, the safety of the public and to provide a continuum of support for emergency responders regarding fire, medical, and all hazard events.

Brownfields – Urban Waters Program
Agencies: United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Helping communities prevent, assess, safely clean up, and sustainably reuse brownfields.

Business and Industrial Guaranteed Loan Program (B&I)
Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Rural Business Service (RS)
Designed to improve, develop, or finance business, industry, and employment and improve the economic and environmental climate in rural communities. This purpose is achieved by bolstering the existing private credit structure through the guarantee of quality loans which will provide lasting community benefits. It is not intended that the guarantee authority will be used for marginal or substandard loans or for relief of lenders having such loans. The total amount of Agency loans to one borrower must not exceed $10 million. The Administrator may, at the Administrator discretion, grant an exception to the $10 million limit for loans of $25 million under certain circumstances. The Secretary may approve guaranteed loans in excess of $25 million, up to $40 million, for rural cooperative organizations that process value-added agricultural commodities.

Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF)
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) programs provided, on average, more than $5 billion annually to fund water quality protection projects for wastewater treatment, nonpoint source pollution control, and watershed and estuary management.

Coastal and Estuarine Land Conservation Program
Agencies: Department of Commerce (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Provides matching funds to state and local governments to purchase threatened coastal and estuarine lands or obtain conservation easements. To be considered, the land must be important ecologically or possess other coastal conservation values, such as historic features, scenic views, or recreational opportunities.

Community Assistance Program
Agencies: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
This program provides funding to states to provide technical assistance to communities in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and to evaluate community performance in implementing NFIP floodplain management activities.

Community Development Block Grant Disaster Recovery Program (CDBG)
Agency: Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
Provides flexible grants to help cities, counties, and States recover from Presidentially declared disasters, especially in low-income areas, subject to availability of supplemental appropriations. In response to presidentially declared disasters, Congress may appropriate additional funding for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program as Disaster Recovery grants to rebuild the affected areas and provide crucial seed money to start the recovery process.

Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP)
Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Farm Service Agency (FSA)
The Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) is an offshoot of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP), the country's largest private-land conservation program. Administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA), CREP targets high-priority conservation issues identified by local, state, or tribal governments or non-governmental organizations. In exchange for removing environmentally sensitive land from production and introducing conservation practices, farmers, ranchers, and agricultural land owners are paid an annual rental rate. Participation is voluntary, and the contract period is typically 10–15 years, along with other federal and state incentives as applicable per each CREP agreement. CREP is a partnership between state and/or tribal governments and the federal government. This partnership is in place to address a high priority environmental problem. Land cannot be enrolled in CREP if your state does not have a CREP agreement.

Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)
Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Farm Service Agency (FSA)
The Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) is a land conservation program administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). In exchange for a yearly rental payment, farmers enrolled in the program agree to remove environmentally sensitive land from agricultural production and plant species that will improve environmental health and quality. Contracts for land enrolled in CRP are 10-15 years in length. The long-term goal of the program is to re-establish valuable land cover to help improve water quality, prevent soil erosion, and reduce loss of wildlife habitat.

Dam Safety Program
Agencies: United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Uses a risk-informed approach to manage its portfolio of 694 dams, with public safety the number one priority. This robust risk-informed approach is a best practice adopted to develop balanced and informed assessments of the safety of our dams and to evaluate, prioritize and justify dam safety decisions.

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (DWSRF)
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The DWSRF to makes funds available to drinking water systems to finance infrastructure improvements. The program also emphasizes providing funds to small and disadvantaged communities and to programs that encourage pollution prevention as a tool for ensuring safe drinking water.

Economic Development Assistance Programs
Agencies: Department of Commerce (DOC)Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Provides a wide range of technical, planning, and public works and infrastructure assistance in regions experiencing adverse economic changes that may occur suddenly or over time. These adverse economic impacts may result from a steep decline in manufacturing employment following a plant closure, changing trade patterns, catastrophic natural disaster, a military base closure, or environmental changes and regulations.

Emergency Haying and Grazing
Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Farm Service Agency (FSA)
A voluntary program available to agricultural producers to help them safeguard environmentally sensitive land. Producers enrolled in CRP establish long-term, resource-conserving covers to improve the quality of water, control soil erosion, and enhance wildlife habitat. In return, FSA provides participants with rental payments and cost-share assistance. Contract duration is between 10 and 15 years. Haying and grazing of CRP acreage is authorized under certain conditions to improve the quality and performance of the CRP cover or to provide emergency relief to livestock producers due to certain natural disasters. There are two types of haying and grazing authorization: managed and emergency.

Farm Labor Housing Loan and Grant Program
Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Rural Housing Service (RHS)
Provides capital financing for the development of housing for domestic farm laborers.

Farm Operating Loans & Microloans
Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Loans and microloans to be used for operating costs.

Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC)
Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Risk Management Agency (RMA)
The Federal Crop Insurance Corporation (FCIC) promotes the economic stability of agriculture through a sound system of crop insurance and providing the means for the research and experience helpful in devising and establishing such insurance. Management is vested in a Board of Directors, subject to the general supervision of the Secretary of Agriculture.

Fire Prevention & Safety Grants
Agencies: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Supports projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to reduce injury and prevent death among high-risk populations. In 2005, Congress reauthorized funding for FP&S and expanded the eligible uses of funds to include Firefighter Safety Research and Development.

Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA)
Agencies: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Program provides funds for projects to reduce or eliminate risk of flood damage to buildings that are insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) on an annual basis. There are three types of FMA grants available to applicants:

Flood Risk Management Program
Agencies: United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Works across the agency to focus the policies, programs and expertise of USACE toward reducing overall flood risk. This includes the appropriate use and resiliency of structures such as levees and floodwalls, as well as promoting alternatives when other approaches (e.g., land acquisition, flood proofing, etc.) reduce the risk of loss of life, reduce long-term economic damages to the public and private sector, and improve the natural environment.

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
Agencies: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Provides grants to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. The purpose of the HMGP is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster. The HMGP is authorized under Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

Interdisciplinary Research in Hazards and Disasters
Agency: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Hazards SEES seeks research projects that will productively cross the boundaries of the atmospheric and geospace, earth, and ocean sciences; computer and information science (including cyberinfrastructure); engineering; mathematics and statistics; and social, economic, and behavioral sciences. Successful proposals will integrate across multiple disciplines to promote research that advances new paradigms that contribute to creating a society resilient to hazards.

Invasive Species Management
Agency: United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)
Invasive species can be plants, animals and other organisms. They threaten our nation's natural resources; seriously hinder navigation; adversely affect flood risk management, hydropower generation and water supply; and limit recreation use by the public. To manage the threat of invasive species, USACE employs the latest economically efficient technologies and research; and biological, mechanical and chemical control methods.

Levee Safety Program
Agencies: United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
This program works to better understand, manage, and reduce the flood risks associated with levees. Some aspects of the program include a national public inventory of levee systems, levee inspection, and communication of risk-related issues and concerns, holding life safety as paramount, and support USACE and local decisions aimed at reducing risk.

National Coastal Zone Management Program
Agencies: Department of Commerce (DOC) National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
The program provides the basis for protecting, restoring, and responsibly developing our nation's diverse coastal communities and resources.

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
Agencies: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Enables property owners in participating communities to purchase insurance as a protection against flood losses in exchange for State and community floodplain management regulations that reduce future flood damages.

Planning Program and Local Technical Assistance Program
Agencies: Department of Commerce (DOC)Economic Development Administration (EDA)
EDA assists eligible recipients in creating regional economic development plans designed to stimulate and guide the economic development efforts of a community or region. As part of this program, EDA supports Partnership Planning investments to facilitate the development, implementation, revision, or replacement of Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies (CEDS), which articulate and prioritize the strategic economic goals of recipients' respective regions.

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program (PDM)
Agencies: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Provides funds for hazard mitigation planning and projects on an annual basis. The PDM program was put in place to reduce overall risk to people and structures, while at the same time, also reducing reliance on federal funding if an actual disaster were to occur.

Preparedness (Non-Disaster) Grants
Agencies: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Grants to enhance the capacity of state and local emergency responders to prevent, respond to, and recover from weapons of mass destruction terrorism incident involving chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive devices and cyber-attacks.

Resource Conservation and Development (RC&D) Program
Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
A unique program led by local volunteer councils that helps people protect and develop their economic, natural, and social resources in ways that improve their area's economy, environment, and quality of life. Local RC&D councils' members represent sponsoring organizations that include parish governments, soil and water conservation districts, towns, and other nonprofit groups. RC&D generates local support for community improvement activities and locally led boards and councils. The RC&D concept is based on the fact that local people are best able to determine and create solutions for their communities. Success of the RC&D program is directly related to the interest and dedication of the appointed council members.

Regional Innovation Grants
Agencies: Department of Commerce (DOC)Economic Development Administration (EDA)
Funding is available for capacity-building activities that include Proof of Concept Centers and Commercialization Centers as well as scaling of existing commercialization programs and centers; feasibility studies for the creation and expansion of facilities such as science and research parks; and supporting opportunities to close the funding gap for early-stage companies.

Rural Housing Site Loans
Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Rural Housing Service (RHS)
Loans made to provide financing for the purchase and development of housing sites for low- and moderate-income families.

Rural Rental Housing Loans
Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Rural Housing Service (RHS)
Rural Rental Housing Loans are direct, competitive mortgage loans made to provide affordable multifamily rental housing for very low-, low-, and moderate-income families; the elderly; and persons with disabilities. This is primarily a direct mortgage program, but its funds may also be used to buy and improve land and to provide necessary facilities such as water and waste disposal systems.

Soil Survey Programs
Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
NRCS provides the soil surveys for the privately owned lands of the nation and, through its National Soil Survey Center, provides scientific expertise to enable the NCSS to develop and maintain a uniform system for mapping and assessing soil resources so that soil information from different locations can be shared, regardless of which agency collects it. NRCS provides most of the training in soil survey to Federal agencies and assists other Federal agencies with their soil inventories on a reimbursable basis. NRCS is also responsible for developing the standards and mechanisms for providing digital soil information for the national spatial data infrastructure required by Executive Order 12906.

Staffing for Adequate Fire & Emergency Response (SAFER) Grants
Agencies: Department of Homeland Security (DHS)Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
Provides funding directly to fire departments and volunteer firefighter interest organizations to help them increase or maintain the number of trained, "front line" firefighters available in their communities. The goal of SAFER is to enhance the local fire departments' abilities to comply with staffing, response and operational standards established by the NFPA (NFPA 1710 and/or NFPA 1720).

Soil and Water Resources Conservation Act (RCA)
Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)
Appraises the status and trends of soil, water, and related resources on non-Federal land and assesses their capability to meet present and future demands; evaluates current and needed programs, policies, and authorities; and develops a national soil and water conservation program to give direction to USDA soil and water conservation activities.

Water and Waste Disposal Direct Loans and Grants
Agencies: United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)Rural Utilities Service (RUS)
To develop water and waste disposal systems in rural areas and towns with a population not in excess of 10,000. The funds are available to public bodies, nonprofit corporations, and Indian tribes.

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