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The State seeks to fund requests that create or update county-wide plans, or bring communities currently without a plan (or with a single-jurisdiction plan) under a larger county-wide effort.  Sub-applicants are encouraged to carefully review FEMA’s March 2013 “Local Mitigation Planning Book” (available at www.fema.gov/library/viewRecord.do?id=7209) and State OEM’s “2012 NYS Hazard Mitigation Planning Standards” (see www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/mitigation/documents/hazard-mit-plan-standards2012.pdf).

The State has established the following funding caps (75% Federal share) for mitigation planning grants based on the number of residents to be covered by the final mitigation plan:

                                $112,500              up to 100,000 residents

                                $225,000              up to 500,000 residents

                                $375,000              up to 1,000,000 residents

                                $750,000              more than 1,000,000 residents.

The State will also fund small grants of up to $15,000 (75% Federal share) to support efforts to update County hazard mitigation plans before they expire, to review strategies and proposed mitigation projects in light of the lessons learned from Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee.