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Hazard Mitigation

The mission of the Hazard Mitigation Section is to create safer communities by reducing loss of life and property; enable individuals to recover more rapidly from floods and other disasters; and lessen the financial impact of future disasters. 

 

 

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) provides grants to States and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. The purpose of the HMGP is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster. The HMGP is authorized under Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

FEMA's mitigation grants, including HMGP, are provided to eligible Applicant States/Tribes/Territories that, in turn, provide sub-grants to local governments. The Applicant selects and prioritizes applications developed and submitted to them by local jurisdictions to submit to FEMA for grant funds.

 

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Reference Links

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Desk Reference

The purpose of this Desk Reference is to provide comprehensive information about FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), increase awareness of the HMGP as an integral part of Statewide hazard mitigation efforts and encourage deeper commitments and increased responsibilities on the part of all States and communities to reduce damage and losses from natural disasters

Design and Construction Guidance for Community Shelters

This document presents important information about the design and construction of community shelters that will provide protection during tornado and hurricane events. Community shelters are designed and constructed to protect a large number of people from a natural hazard event. The number of persons taking refuge in the shelter will typically be more than 12 and could be up to several hundred or more.

Recommended Residential Construction for the Gulf Coast: Building on Strong and Safe Foundations

Every storm has shown that, while good design and construction cannot completely eliminate risk, they can significantly reduce the risk to life and damage to property. This design manual provides recommended designs and guidance for rebuilding homes destroyed by hurricanes in the Gulf Coast. The manual also provides guidance in designing and building less vulnerable new homes that reduce the risk to life and property

Engineering Principles and Practices of Retrofitting Floodprone Structures

This publication provides engineering design and economic guidance on what constitutes feasible and cost-effective retrofitting measures for floodprone residential structures.

Recommended Residential Construction for Coastal Areas: Building on Strong and Safe Foundations

Every storm has shown that, while good design and construction cannot completely eliminate risk, they can significantly reduce the risk to life and damage to property. This design manual provides recommended designs and guidance for rebuilding homes destroyed by hurricanes in the Gulf Coast. The manual also provides guidance in designing and building less vulnerable new homes that reduce the risk to life and property

Mitigation Best Practices Portfolio (Hurricane Katrina)

This list some success stories through the implementation of mitigation.

Grant Applicant Resources

This is a list of resources applicants can use and see what they will need to apply for HMGP.

Disaster Help

This website offers different federal agencies views and resources on different  natural and technological hazards.

Elevation

This gives a description and guidance on elevation of structures. 

Acquisition

This gives the requirements FEMA needs for acquiring a property. 

 

 

 

Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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