Deadlines and process...
The FEMA Regional Director will notify States regarding the program schedule at the beginning of each fiscal year.
When available, this section indicates the deadlines for applications to the funding agency which will
be stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received.
When not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
Application Process for FMA Project Grants: States apply through grant negotiation. State FMA point of contact reviews and prioritizes applications. FEMA reviews and ensures projects meet environmental regulations and minimum eligibility requirements. FEMA allocates the FMA grants for planning, technical assistance, and projects annually to each FEMA region for distribution among States that have requested participation in the program. For a State to receive funds, it should request participation in the FMA during its annual grant negotiation with the FEMA Regional Office. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or officials designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
This section indicates whether any prior coordination or approval is required with governmental or nongovernmental units
prior to the submission of a formal application to the federal funding agency.
In some cases, there are no provisions for appeal. Where applicable, this section discusses appeal procedures or allowable rework time for resubmission
of applications to be processed by the funding agency. Appeal procedures vary with individual programs and are either listed in this section or
applicants are referred to appeal procedures documented in the relevant Code of Federal Regulations (CFR).
In some instances, renewal procedures may be the same as for the application procedure, e.g., for projects of a non-continuing nature renewals will be treated as new, competing applications; for projects of an ongoing nature, renewals may be given annually.