Funding Opportunities for Authorities

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FEMA 2022 Non-Disaster Mitigation Grants Available.

The FEMA FMA program is a competitive grant program that provides funding to states, local communities, federally recognized tribes, and territories.  Funds can be used for projects that reduce or eliminate the risk of repetitive flood damage to buildings insured by the National Flood Insurance Program.  FEMA and the Commonwealth select recipients based on the applicant’s ranking of the project and the eligibility and cost-effectiveness of the project.  FEMA and the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) require counties and municipalities to develop and adopt hazard mitigation plans as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for hazard mitigation assistance projects.

Applications become available on: September 30, 2022

Applications are due by: November 16, 2022

Resources

FY22 FMA Notice of Funding Opportunity

FY22 FMA Notice of Funding Opportunity Fact Sheet
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Available Funding for Cybersecurity
State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP)

On September 23rd, 2022, the Department of Homeland Security is launching a $1 billion grant program for states, counties, and local and tribal governments to boost their cybersecurity efforts. The SLCGP will provide financial assistance to eligible applicants to support:

  •  Developing and revising cybersecurity plans

  •  Implementing elements of the cybersecurity plan

  •  Addressing imminent cybersecurity threats

  •  Managing and administering the grant program

  •  Any other activity determined appropriate by DHS

The money will be distributed in installments over 4 years, with $185 million being available by the end of 2022. The first year of the program will be aimed at recipients standing up a Cybersecurity Planning committee and developing, approving, and submitting a Statewide Cybersecurity Plan. Once the plan is approved, the recipient may begin implementation, which may include implementing known cybersecurity best practices, training exercises, etc. All funded projects must be linked to the approved plan. States have 60 days to apply for the grants (November 23, 2022).

SLCGP Eligibility

  • States administrative agencies are the only organizations who can apply.

  • City, county, and towns can receive sub-awards from the applicable state administrative agency

For more information.>>
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Over three quarters of a billion dollars secured for PMAA members
The Legislature passed and the governor has signed a $45 billion state budget for 2022-23. Unprecedented funding is available to PMAA members for a multitude of projects and programs including $320 million in federal dollars from the American Rescue Plan for water and sewer projects. 

Below is a breakdown of funding secured for municipal authorities:

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding
$320 million transferred to Commonwealth Finance Authority (CFA) for water and sewer projects

  • $214.4 million dedicated to the H2O Program 

  • $105.6 million dedicated to the Small Water and Sewer Program

$6 million to DEP for grants and reimbursements under the Stormwater Management Act

PENNVEST/Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) funding 
$201 million dedicated to the Clean Water State Revolving Loan Fund (CWSRFs) for programs to address emerging contaminants

$240 million dedicated to the Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund (DWSRFs) for programs to assist with costs of lead service line replacement

Environmental Stewardship Fund (ESF)
$12 million transfer from Personal Income Tax (PIT) revenues to the Environmental Stewardship Fund (ESF)

Monumental funding opportunities await so get your projects ready! Stay tuned for additional information on how to apply.
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For current funding programs, click here