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  1. 1. What to do with a $3 million FEMA Mitigation Grant <ul><li>City & County of Denver </li></ul><ul><li>Regional Detention Pond at Police Station 2 (38 th & Holly) </li></ul><ul><li>$3 Million PDM Grant </li></ul>
  2. 2. Tips on Preparing an Application <ul><li>About Denver’s 38 th & Holly project </li></ul><ul><li>Selecting a qualified project </li></ul><ul><li>Benefit Cost Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>How to approach the application </li></ul>
  3. 3. Denver’s Regional Detention <ul><li>Flood Hazard Mitigation </li></ul><ul><li>Urban Flooding (not riverine) </li></ul><ul><li>Proposed Regional Stormwater Detention </li></ul><ul><li>Directly Reduced Flooding to 78 Structures </li></ul><ul><li>Within the Basin of a Fire Fighter Death </li></ul>
  4. 4. Basin Map August 17, 2000
  5. 5. August 17, 2000
  6. 7. Before and After Photos
  7. 10. Selecting a Qualified Project <ul><li>Benefit/Cost must be greater than 1.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Frequent Damages are the key! </li></ul>Removing property from 100-year floodplain Removing property from a 5-year floodplain
  8. 11. Selecting a Qualified Project <ul><li>Protecting Critical Facilities Helps! </li></ul>Denver Police Station 2
  9. 12. Selecting a Qualified Project <ul><li>Does not need to be in a mapped floodplain </li></ul>
  10. 13. Selecting a Qualified Project <ul><li>A history of damages and costs of clean-up is useful. </li></ul>
  11. 14. Benefit Cost Analysis <ul><li>First Step! </li></ul><ul><li>FEMA’s BCA module 4.5.5. </li></ul><ul><li>Surveyed Finish Floors </li></ul><ul><li>Document Flood Depths </li></ul><ul><li>Depth/Damage curves for Property Damage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Type of Structure </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Square Footage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assessor’s Structure Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Compute Percent Damage </li></ul></ul>
  12. 15. Benefit Cost Analysis <ul><li>Finding a Good Project is not difficult… </li></ul><ul><li>Finding a Good Project with a positive Benefit/Cost Ratio can be! </li></ul>
  13. 16. Benefit Cost Analysis <ul><li>What is the “benefit” of reducing street flooding? </li></ul><ul><li>Delays and nuisances considered, but will not get you there </li></ul>
  14. 17. Application Process <ul><li>It Takes Time! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Start early </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Assume 6 weeks work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Typical to require 200 manhours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Coordination with Colorado Emergency Management </li></ul></ul>
  15. 18. Application Process <ul><li>Documentation ! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FEMA needs documentation for every statement </li></ul></ul>
  16. 19. Application Process <ul><li>Make it a No-Brainer Project! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>If you are awarded a grant, make sure it is constructible without delay! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Address up front all potential stumbling blocks </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Land Acquisition </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Permitting </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Community Acceptance </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Include Letters of Support </li></ul></ul></ul>
  17. 20. Colorado is your Friend! <ul><li>Colorado Division of Emergency Management wants to help you (Colorado) get a grant from FEMA </li></ul>