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Thursday, September 9, 2021
  1. The aim of the Flood Resilient Communities Fund is to improve landscape and community resilience and reduce future public safety and water quality impacts of flood hazards in Vermont by focusing on buyouts of flood-vulnerable properties. The program prioritizes projects that are not eligible for FEMA funding. Available funding is $4.6 million in FY22. Round one of applications is due October 29, 2021; round two is due January 31, 2022. Note: One hundred present funding will be available for buyout projects with no match requirement.
  2. The Building Resilient Infrastructure and Committees grant program makes available $1 million to local communities for mitigation activities for federal share set-aside, with up to $500,000 for planning activities. Funding can be used for Project Scoping to project implementation. Up to $50 million is available per sub-application for nationally competitive mitigation projects. The application period opens September 30, and the deadline to apply is Friday, December 17, 2021.
  3. The Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program funds states, local communities, tribes, and territories to reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings and structures insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Up to $900,000 is available to Vermont for project scoping to develop community flood mitigation projects that reduce future NFIP flood claims. Up to $70 million can be applied for per sub-applicant for Community Flood Mitigation Projects to address community flood risk to reduce future NFIP flood claims. The application period opens September 30, and the deadline to apply is Friday, December 17, 2021.
  4. President Biden authorized FEMA to provide Vermont $13.4 million in funding through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for the major disaster declared for the COVID-19 pandemic. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis with a likely deadline of next summer.

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