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Mitigation 


Objectives
 

  • Statewide Flood Damage Reduction
  • Support Community Flood Mitigation Plans
  • Leverage Federal Flood Mitigation Dollars
  • Encourage CRS Community Activities
  • Public Water Access and Management



FEMA mitigation programs


IEMA mitigation programs

IEMA Mitigation planning



Eligible Recipients
 

  • Local Governments
  • NFIP Communities
  • Counties
  • Communities with approved floodplain development ordinance

 

Local Responsibilities
 

  • Oversee structure acquisition and demolition of floodprone structures per Intergovernmental Agreement
  • Pay any project costs in excess of those supported by the program
  • Maintain acquired parcels as open space in perpetuity
  • Acquire all local permits for the project
  • Pay for any utility relocations required by the project
  • Maintain eligibility in the National Flood Insurance Program



Funding Limits
 

  • $1,000,000. Maximum / community / project
  • $25,000. Minimum



Eligible Projects
 

Section 5: Acquisition and demolition of repetitive loss and severely damaged floodprone structures statewide.

 

Engineering Design
 

Section 110: Acquisition and demolition of lands and structures in the 100-year floodplain in counties authorized to prepare stormwater management plans
Section 120: Flood mitigation in declared disaster areas



Ineligible Activities
 

  • Reimbursement for previously completed projects
  • Maintenance / Operation or Repair costs
  • Purchase of structure contents
  • Equipment purchases
  • Relocation / temporary housing costs
  • Floodproofing private properties
  • Elevating private properties

 

 

Preferences
 

  • Projects in NFIP communities
  • Projects in an approved floodplain mitigation plan
  • Removal of repetitive loss or substantially damaged properties
  • Cost share to leverage Federal dollars
  • Mitigation activities that supplement public flood control projects
  • Property acquisition for public water access or management
  • B/C ratio > 1
 

Repetitive Loss
 

Four or more separate claim payments of more than $5,000 each (including building and contents payments); or

Two or more separate claim payments (building payments only) where the total of the payments exceeds the current market value of the property.

 

Selection Criteria
 

  • Public Safety
  • Financial Need
  • Mitigation Plan
  • Statewide Implementation
  • Environmental Clearances
  • Benefit-cost
  • Related Public Benefits
  • Public Safety (0 – 10 Points)
  • Immediate Threat to Health or Safety of the Community
  • Removal of repetitive loss or substantially damaged properties
  • Frequent Evacuation Site
  • Transportation Benefits

 

Terms of Agreement
 

  • IDNR will reimburse community for approved Project costs
  • No pre-agreement reimbursement
  • IDNR will provide technical assistance
  • Project administration costs not provided
  • Relocation / temporary housing costs not provided
  • Purchases in the name of the state with future convance to the community
  • NFIP Community
  • Environmental clearances
  • IDNR willing to participate in condemnation if necessary
  • Community to maintain open space in perpetuity