United States Code
USC most recently checked for updates: Mar 25, 2023
The Administrator shall establish, within FEMA, a program to provide technical, planning, design, and construction assistance in the form of grants to States with dam safety programs for rehabilitation of eligible high hazard potential dams.
A State interested in receiving a grant under this section may submit to the Administrator an application for the grant.
An application submitted to the Administrator under this section shall be submitted at such time, be in such form, and contain such information as the Administrator may prescribe by regulation.
The Administrator shall enter into a grant agreement with the State to establish the terms of the grant and the projects for which the grant is awarded, including the amount of the grant.
As part of a grant agreement under subparagraph (B), the Administrator shall require that each eligible subrecipient to which the State awards a grant under this section provides an assurance, with respect to the dam to be rehabilitated by the eligible subrecipient, that the dam owner will carry out a plan for maintenance of the dam during the expected life of the dam.
A grant awarded under this section to an eligible subrecipient for a project shall be approved by the relevant State dam safety agency.
Not later than 1 year after
The Administrator, in consultation with the Board, shall provide criteria, and may provide technical support, for the development and implementation of floodplain management plans prepared under this subsection.
The Administrator, in consultation with the Board, shall develop a risk-based priority system for use in identifying eligible high hazard potential dams for which grants may be made under this section.
Any assistance provided under this section for a project shall be subject to a non-Federal cost-sharing requirement of not less than 35 percent.
The non-Federal share under subparagraph (A) may be provided in the form of in-kind contributions.
⅓ shall be distributed equally among the States in which the projects for which applications are submitted under subsection (c)(1) are located.
A contract awarded in accordance with paragraph (1) shall not be considered to confer a proprietary interest upon the United States.