Environment, Stormwater, Wastewater
Michigan State Police
March 31, 2023
Coastline Erosion, Construction, FEMA Hazard Mitigation Plans, Flood Mitigation, Hazard Mitigation, Planning
The Michigan State Police Emergency Management and Homeland Security Division is seeking community proposals to implement hazard mitigation projects funded through low-interest loans under the new “Safeguarding Tomorrow Revolving Loan Fund Program.”
U.S. Senator Gary Peters (MI), Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, created and secured funding for this program as part of his “Safeguarding Tomorrow Through Ongoing Risk Mitigation (STORM) Act.” The STORM Act grants FEMA the authority to work with states and tribal governments to establish low-interest loan funds for disaster mitigation. All Michigan communities are eligible to apply for this award.
MSP/EMHSD must provide a project proposal list of interested local communities to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to apply. A community’s interest must be documented for the MSP/EMHSD to apply for funding for these projects. A project plan or extensive documentation is not required to submit interest to the proposal list. The deadline to submit to project information form for Michigan’s proposed list is March 31st. You can complete the brief form with your project of interest here.
If funding to the state is approved, communities that complete the form can submit a formal application for a loan. Interested communities should complete an online project form found here. To be eligible to apply, local communities must have a Hazard Mitigation Plan that FEMA has approved. Municipalities can contact their county emergency manager for the County’s Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Please note, this is not a loan application. No funding is currently available. If loan funding becomes
available, communities who complete the form will be asked to apply.
Hazard Mitigation Activities
Our Helpdesk team can help with questions about funding opportunities, where to start, or where to go next with your community’s water infrastructure needs. Disadvantaged or overburdened communities are eligible for additional technical assistance completing applications. Request a risk free consultation with the Helpdesk today.