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Agency:

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Resource:

(FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Planning

Overview:

Hazard mitigation is the effort to reduce loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. It is most effective when implemented under a comprehensive, long-term mitigation plan. State, Tribal, and local governments engage in hazard mitigation planning to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters and develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from future hazard events. Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. Moreover, a FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan is a condition for receiving certain types of nonemergency disaster assistance, including funding for mitigation projects.

Funding Information:

  • FEMA-approved mitigation plans are an eligibility requirement for certain FEMA assistance, including:
  • Public Assistance (PA) Categories C-G
  • Fire Management Assistance Grants (FMAG)
  • Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) – Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities, and Flood Mitigation Assistanc

Resource Website(s):

Hazard Mitigation Planning Assistance
Hazard Mitigation Plan Requirements

Keywords:

Local Government, State Government, Tribal, Preparing for Flood Response, Responding to Current Flooding, Recovering from a Flood, Reducing Flood Risk (Mitigation), Technical Assistance, Data & Tools

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