How to apply...
FEMA will provide each State Governor's Office with an annual Grant Agreement application package which contains supporting information. State governments should refer to the FEMA Application Module.
Note: Each program will indicate whether applications are to be submitted to the Federal headquarters, regional or local office, or to a State or local government office.
FEMA Regional Offices in conjunction with FEMA Headquarters award funding to eligible States. The grant agreement is the administrative and funding mechanism which ensures FEMA with a single method of delivering Federal financial assistance to States. Under CFR 60.25, Governors have exercised their prerogative of designating a "State Coordinating Agency" that is best able to carry out the flood loss reduction activities of the NFIP. Some States' NFIP State Coordinating Agencies are not in the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) or like agency. Consequently, if the OEM is the State's single point of contact, funds should be passed through to the CAP-SSSE agency conducting the tasks described in the grant agreement. It is the responsibility of both the OEM "pass through" and the CAP-SSSE "recipient" State offices to coordinate all applicable financial and negotiated reporting requirements.
Note: Grant payments may be made by a letter of credit, advance by Treasury check, or reimbursement by Treasury check.
Awards may be made by the headquarters office directly to the applicant, an agency field office, a regional office,
or by an authorized county office. The assistance may pass through the initial applicant for further distribution by
intermediate level applicants to groups or individuals in the private sector.