Designed for local and Tribal officials, this page is designed to help officials find information on various programs relevant to your community, such as grants, floodplain management, mapping, and training
As local and Tribal officials, you are the first in line in the preparedness and resiliency of your communities. With the abundance of information available, it is easy to become overwhelmed.
The purpose of this webpage is to give you, the local or Tribal official, a repository of information on mitigation, as well as links to other disaster related programs.
Below are links to useful information for your community designed to specifically walk local officials through the recovery process.
If you have any questions or comments, including suggestions on how to improve this website, please send an email to R6-Mitigation-Outreach@fema.dhs.gov.
- Grants for Tribes and Communities
- Floodplain Management
- Substantial Damage
- National Flood Insurance Program
- Assistance for Individuals without Flood Insurance
- Mapping Information
- Environmental and Historic Preservation
- Individual Assistance
- Public Assistance
- Training for Local and Tribal Officials
- Tribal Specific Information
- Earthquake Information
- Dam Safety
- Region 6 Points of Contact
SD Helpline Telephone Number and Email Address
Is your community working through the Substantial Damage process due to Hurricane Harvey? As a local official, do you have questions or concerns on how to perform inspections on structures located in your community’s identified special flood hazard areas (SFHAs)? FEMA provides access subject matter experts for local floodplain administrators to inspect properties for substantial damage in order to be in compliance with local floodplain prevention ordinance or orders with a dedicated Hurricane Harvey relief hotline and email address.
- Call: 1-225-571-8057
- Email: FEMA-SDE@fema.dhs.gov
- Desk Reference
- Substantial Damage Q&A
SD Letter Templates
- Fact Sheet: Should I Buy Flood Insurance?
- Fact Sheet: Do you Live in a Floodplain? Get Required Permits Before Rebuilding
- Fact Sheet: National Flood Insurance Program Increased Cost of Compliance
- Fact Sheet: Elevating Your Flood Damaged Home to Avoid Future Damage
Training for Local and Tribal Officials
- Emergency Management Institute (EMI) - Provides training to Federal, State, local, tribal, volunteer, public, and private sector officials to strengthen emergency management core competencies for professional, career-long training. Courses are offered on the campus, as independent study courses, and field deployed courses.
- Independent Study Courses - Students may take a variety of courses and complete them at their own pace. Below are examples of courses you, as Tribal and community officials, may find interesting:
Tribal Specific Information
- Tribal Mitigation Plans - Plans identify the natural hazards that affect the tribal government, identify actions to reduce losses from those hazards, and establish a coordinated process to implement the plan. This page provides resources for tribal governments to assist in the development and update of hazard mitigation plans and for the establishment of an ongoing tribal mitigation planning process.
- Tribal Mitigation Plan Review Guide - FEMA’s updated policy on, and interpretation of, the requirements for Tribal Standard and Enhanced Mitigation Planning found at 44 Code of Federal Regulations Part 201, Mitigation Planning.
- Emergency Management Institute - The Tribal Curriculum is a series of courses designed with Tribal people, for Tribal Governments, in order to meet the unique emergency management needs of these Sovereign Nations with regard to tribal culture, tradition, sovereignty and governance.
- Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Guide for Federally-Recognized Tribal Governments -The HMGP process and the differences in the roles and responsibilities for tribes that can act either as an applicant or as a subapplicant to the state.
- Federally-recognized tribes may have a number of considerations to evaluate when deciding whether to be an applicant or subapplicant.
- Provides general information on the HMGP process that addresses the HMGP lifecycle from a Presidential Major Disaster Declaration to Closeout.
Region 6 Contacts
- Mitigation Division - Staff who may assist with the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants, Floodplain Management & Insurance, Mapping, Hazard Mitigation Plans, Outreach and Tribal Mitigation.
- Recovery Division - Staff who may assist with Public Assistance and provide direction on Individual Assistance
- Grants Management Division - Contacts for grant programs and staff who may be able to talk with you about both disaster and non-disaster grants.
- National Preparedness Division (NP) - Find contacts for the various programs managed by NP and how to contact those who have responsibilities for those programs.