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April 14, 2014                                           REMINDER

Re: Less Than 30 Days Left for Public Input on the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program -
Program Administration By States

Dear Mayor:

On March 12, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) released an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Program Administration by States.  The deadline for public comments is May 12, 2014.

FEMA is seeking public comment on implementing Section 404(c) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. § 5170c(c), regarding administration of the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP).  The public’s input will help inform the development of this new method of program delivery that may provide states and tribes with increased oversight as they implement the grant program. 

The Notice contains a series of questions about various aspects on state administration of the HMGP.  The concerns and recommendations raised by the public will be used to guide development of program regulations.

Interested persons are invited to submit written data, views, or arguments on all aspects of the notice.  Comments can be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at under Docket ID: FEMA-2014-0013 The deadline for public comments is May 12, 2014.

More information on the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program may be found on FEMA’s website at

Information about the Program Administration by States Pilot can be found at

If you have any other questions, please feel free to contact FEMA’s Intergovernmental Affairs Division at (202) 646-3444 or at

Very truly yours,

William G. Dressel, Jr.
Executive Director



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