Elimination of PDM and Further Cuts to Flood Mapping
in FEMA FY13 Budget
President’s proposed FY2013 budget eliminates the Federal Emergency
Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program
and makes additional cuts to the flood mapping program from last
provided Outside Witness Testimony to the Subcommittee on Homeland
Security, House Committee on Appropriations regarding the FY13 Budget.
Our Testimony expressed deep concern about eliminating PDM and the
additional mapping cuts in FY13, commented on the new proposed National
Preparedness Grant Program (NPGP), and supported streamlining and
funding increases to flood mitigation grant programs under the NFIP. ASFPM’s Outside Witness Testimony can be viewed on the ASFPM website. Additionally, ASFPM’s Statement on the Draft FY13 Budget can also be viewed on the ASFPM website.