Is there Financial Assistance for Property Protection?

Mitigation of the flood risk to properties will reduce the overall costs of flood insurance claims to the NFIP as well as to individual homeowners. Accordingly, Congress has created a variety of funding sources to help property owners reduce exposure to flood damage. FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs provide funding for eligible mitigation activities that reduce disaster losses and protect life and property. Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) provides funds for the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster. The goal of the PDM program is to reduce overall risk to the population and structures, while at the same time reducing reliance on federal funding from actual disaster declarations. Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) provides funds to reduce the risk of flood damage to individual properties insured under the NFIP that have had one or more claim payments for flood damages. You can visit FEMA's Website, for information about these grant programs. The City Planning and Development Services Department can provide additional information on financial assistance and can be reached at 386-878-8600.

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1. What is Flood Preparedness?
2. How to Obtain Floodplain Information
3. What is a Local Flood Hazard?
4. What is a CRS Discount?
5. Why is Flood Insurance Required?
6. How Can You Protect your Property?
7. What are the National Substantial Improvement Requirements?
8. Is there Financial Assistance for Property Protection?
9. What is Flood Warning System and Flood Mapping Information?
10. What is Drainage System Maintenance?
11. What is the Flood Safety Checklist?
12. Is there any additional disaster information?
13. What about Severe Storm or Flood Warnings?
14. What are the Flood Insurance Rate Zone Definitions?
15. What are the Flood Basics?
16. Do homeowner insurance policies cover damage from rising water?