Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program


The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program provides funds for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster. The goal of the PDM program is to reduce overall risk to the population and structures, while also reducing reliance on Federal funding from actual disaster declarations. Funding is available on an annual basis (as appropriated).

For Rhode Island communities, PDM has traditionally been the most popular way to receive an award to create or update a local hazard mitigation plan. Sub-applicants may also pursue funds through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for mitigation planning. For more information on the mitigation planning processes, please visit the Mitigation Planning page.

Cost Share:

75% (Federal) / 25% (Non-Federal)

Eligible Sub-Applicants:

  • State Agencies
  • Local Governments
  • Tribal Governments