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Grant Development & Management

H2O is intimately familiar with FEMA grant processes for Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) and has completed successful project and planning Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant applications for governmental units and non-profit groups. This includes drafting a detailed scope of work for the subgrantee, corresponding with state and federal agencies, developing a detailed environmental and historical review, and conducting a Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) under FEMA guidelines.

H2O personnel have also managed grants for communities and non-profit groups, and are competent in monitoring, reviewing and submitting forms and reports as required for HMA grants.

Example Projects:

  1. Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant for the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) (2004):
    H2O developed a successful PDM planning grant for the San Antonio River Authority (SARA) and the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority (GBRA) in order to lay the groundwork for a regional approach to hazard mitigation planning and leveraging funding opportunities. Both applications resulted in the successful development of multi-jurisdictional hazard mitigation plans.
  2. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for Burnet County (2007-2008):
    H2O Partners, Inc. was selected as a consultant to advise and assist Burnet County, Texas in developing and drafting an HMGP and CDBG application in response to a Presidential Disaster Declaration, DR-1709. Both grant applications were approved for a total of approximately $640,000.00 to help repair county roads damaged by floodwaters.
  3. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) to develop a dual-purpose safe room at Crockett ISD (2009-2010):
    H2O worked with the City of Crockett and Crockett ISD in order to develop a successful HMGP grant for the development of a dual-purpose, dome safe room at Crockett ISD for approximately $3.5 million. The safe room will be used as an auditorium for the school and a tornado safe room for the campus and surrounding community as it meets FEMA’s near-absolute standard, capable of withstanding winds up to 250 miles per hour.