Mitigation Planning Laws, Regulations, & Guidance

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Laws

  • State, Tribal, and local governments are required to develop a hazard mitigation plan as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, including funding for mitigation projects. The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288), as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, provides the legal basis for State, local, and Tribal governments to undertake a risk-based approach to reducing risks from natural hazards through mitigation planning.

Regulations

Guidance

FEMA's Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Guidance is the official guidance for State, local, and Tribal governments to meet the requirements of the Mitigation Planning regulations under the Stafford Act and 44 CFR Part 201.

Policies

FEMA policies are external, authoritative statements that articulate FEMA's intent and direction to guide decision-making and achieve rational outcomes for agency activities.

Last Updated: 
11/12/2013 - 14:18