Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program
CSFA Number: 588-40-0451
Agency Name
Illinois Emergency Management Agency (588)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Sam Al-Basha
Short Description
PDA program provides grants to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters.
Subject Area
Public Safety
Program Function
Disaster Prevention and Relief
Enabling Legislation
Authorized by §203 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Assistance andEmergency Relief Act (Stafford
Act), 42 U.S.C. 5133
Objectives and Goals
PDM funds may be used to fund projects that will reduce or eliminate the losses from future disasters. Projects must provide a long-term solution to a problem – for example, elevation of a home to reduce the risk of flood damages as opposed to buying sandbags and pumps to fight the flood. In addition, a project’s potential savings must be more than the cost of implementing the project. Funds may be used to protect either public or private property or to purchase property that has been subjected to, or is in danger of, repetitive damage. Examples of projects include, but are not limited to:
• Acquisition of real property from willing sellers and demolition or relocation of buildings to convert the property to open space use.
• Retrofitting structures and facilities to minimize damages from high winds, earthquake, flood, wildfire, or other natural hazards.
• Elevation of flood prone structures.
• Minor flood control projects that do not duplicate the flood prevention activities of other federal agencies.
• Post–disaster building code-related activities that support building code officials during the reconstruction process.
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Uses and Restrictions
The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program makes funding available to local governments and state governments to implement cost-effective hazard mitigation activities that complement a comprehensive mitigation program.
Eligibility Requirements
Eligible applicants are state and local governments and certain nonprofit organizations. Individual homeowners and businesses may not apply directly to the program; however, a community may apply on their behalf.
Eligible Applicants
Government Organizations; Nonprofit Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
Assistance Consideration
The PDM is an annual nationwide competitive program. Available funding varies from year to year.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature

Indirect Costs restrictions and limitations:
May receive up to 5% of the total project costs for management costs.  
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2015 : $205,023
FY 2016 : $394,804
FY 2017 : $400,000
FY 2018 : $3,436,740
FY 2019 : $11,849,955
FY 2020 : $521,758
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management08/14/201703/22/2021187,500
COUNTY OF CARROLL08/14/201703/22/202156,170
Livingston County08/14/201703/22/202146,214
County of Christian08/14/201703/22/202145,888
Calhoun County Government08/14/201703/22/202135,008