This page captures the current status of mitigation plans for communities across the nation. Local multi-hazard mitigation plans are essential in identifying and developing strategies to mitigate risks and vulnerabilities associated with disasters. This page is intended for mitigation planners, government officials and other individuals interested in understanding their community's mitigation plan status.
As of December 31, 2014, all 50 states, the District of Columbia and five territories (Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands)* have FEMA-approved State Mitigation Plans. A total of 23,351 communities have FEMA-approved or approvable-pending-adoption local multi-hazard mitigation plans and an additional 125 Indian Tribal governments have FEMA-approved or approvable pending adoption Tribal Mitigation Plans. Communities and tribes with planned mitigation strategies include 78.71% of the nation's population.
The national status map below is organized by jurisdiction and shows areas that have approved plans (green), plans approvable pending adoption (APA) (light green), plans that will expire within 30 days (yellow) and expired plans (red).
* In 2008, the Marshall Islands (RMI) and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) were incorporated under a compact agreement between FEMA and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the State Mitigation Plan requirement is optional for these territories.
As of March 2, 2015, 12 states have FEMA-approved Enhanced State Mitigation Plans. States with Enhanced Mitigation Plans have demonstrated a comprehensive mitigation program and are eligible for an increased amount of mitigation funding following a disaster declaration. States with Enhanced Mitigation Plans as of March 2, 2015, are:
- North Carolina