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Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request, OMB No. 1660-0072; Mitigation Grants Program/eGrants

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Federal Emergency Management Agency, DHS.


Notice; 30-day notice and request for comments; extension, without change, of a currently approved Start Printed Page 79387information collection; OMB No. 1660-0072; No Form.


The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has submitted the information collection abstracted below to the Office of Management and Budget for review and clearance in accordance with the requirements of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995. The submission describes the nature of the information collection, the categories of respondents, the estimated burden (i.e., the time, effort and resources used by respondents to respond) and cost, and the actual data collection instruments FEMA will use.


Comments must be submitted on or before January 19, 2011.


Submit written comments on the proposed information collection to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget. Comments should be addressed to the Desk Officer for the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency, and sent via electronic mail to or faxed to (202) 395-5806.

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Requests for additional information or copies of the information collection should be made to Director, Records Management Division, 1800 South Bell Street, Arlington, VA 20598-3005, facsimile number (202) 646-3347, or e-mail address

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Collection of Information

Title: Mitigation Grants Program/eGrants.

Type of information collection: Extension, without change, of a currently approved information collection.

OMB Number: 1660-0072.

Form Titles and Numbers: FEMA Form—None.

Abstract: The FEMA mitigation grant programs—Flood Mitigation Assistance, Severe Repetitive Loss, Repetitive Flood Claim, and Pre-Disaster Mitigation—all utilize an automated grant application and management system known as e-Grants to apply for these grants. These programs provide funding to allow for the reduction or elimination of the risks to life and property from hazards. The e-Grants system also provides the mechanism to provide quarterly reports of the financial status of the project and the final closeout report.

Affected Public: State, local and Tribal Government.

Estimated Number of Respondents: 56.

Frequency of Response: On occasion.

Estimated Average Hour Burden per Respondent: Benefit-Cost Determination, 5 hours; Environmental Review, 7.5 hours; Project Narrative—Sub-grant Application, 12 hours.

Estimated Total Annual Burden Hours: 43,848 hours.

Estimated Cost: There are no operation and maintenance, or capital and start-up costs associated with this collection of information.

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Dated: December 9, 2010.

Lesia M. Banks,

Director, Records Management Division, Mission Support Bureau, Federal Emergency Management Agency, Department of Homeland Security.

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[FR Doc. 2010-31801 Filed 12-17-10; 8:45 am]