This independent study course is intended for staff responsible for developing, updating, or reviewing local and/or tribal mitigation plans that meet the regulatory requirements found at 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 201. Students will learn about the mitigation planning process, including involving stakeholders and the public, conducting a risk assessment, identifying and prioritizing mitigation actions, implementing the mitigation strategy, and updating the plan. Plan developers will learn about the mitigation planning regulations (44 CFR Part 201) as well as FEMA’s local or tribal multi-hazard mitigation planning guidance in order to develop a hazard mitigation plan. Plan reviewers will learn to provide recommendations and guidance to develop or update a mitigation plan in accordance with the plan requirements (44 CFR Part 201).
- G318: Preparing and Reviewing Local Plans
This in-person, 2-day workshop covers the fundamentals of the mitigation planning requirements for communities to develop new or updated Local Mitigation Plans that address community priorities and needs and meet requirements established in 44 CFR 201.6. This workshop describes the planning process, the requirements for stakeholder involvement, assessing risks and developing effective mitigation strategies. Finally, the basic elements of the plan review, approval, and update cycle are discussed, including tips for implementing and maintaining an approved plan, tracking performance, keeping stakeholders involved, and preventing plans from lapsing or expiring. Planners interested in attending or hosting field offerings of G-318 or other training should contact the appropriate FEMA Regional Office.
- NEW! IS-328 Plan Review Training for Local Mitigation Plans
FEMA now offers an online course for State and FEMA staff that review Local Mitigation Plans. This course provides the information and training they need to determine if a plan meets federal mitigation planning requirements. Participants will understand why FEMA reviews Local Mitigation Plans, learn how to use the official Local Mitigation Plan Review Guide to communicate the results of the review to a State or local community, and of course, how to determine whether a Local Mitigation Plan meets federal mitigation planning requirements. This course is designed for new or experienced State and FEMA plan reviewers.
- HAZUS-Multi Hazard
HAZUS-Multi Hazard (MH) can be a very useful tool for assessing risk and developing a mitigation plan. A number of courses, including “E296 - Application of HAZUS-MH for Risk Assessment,” are available for planners, emergency managers, other partners, and consultants at no or minimal cost.