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Region 6 Mitigation Information for Local and Tribal Officials

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.

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Substantial Damage

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. 

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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:
IS-11.aAnimals in Disasters: Community Planning
IS-111.aLivestock in Disasters
IS-158Hazard Mitigation Flood Insurance in Disaster Operations
IS-162Hazard Mitigation Floodplain Management in Disaster Operations
IS-212.bIntroduction to Unified Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA)
IS-240.bLeadership and Influence
IS-241.bDecision Making and Problem Solving
IS-242.bEffective Communication
IS-244.bDeveloping and Managing Volunteers
IS-271.aAnticipating Hazardous Weather & Community Risk, 2nd Edition
IS-284Using the Substantial Damage Estimator 2.0 Tool
IS-30.aMitigation eGrants for the Subgrant Applicant
IS-30.bMitigation eGrants System for the Subgrant Applicant
IS-31.aMitigation eGrants for the Grant Applicant
IS-31.bMitigation eGrants for the Grant Applicant
IS-317Introduction to Community Emergency Response Teams
IS-318Mitigation Planning for Local and Tribal Communities
IS-319Tornado Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
IS-32Mitigation eGrants Internal System
IS-320Wildfire Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
IS-321Hurricane Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
IS-322Flood Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
IS-323Earthquake Mitigation Basics for Mitigation Staff
IS-324.aCommunity Hurricane Preparedness
IS-325Earthquake Basics: Science, Risk, and Mitigation
IS-328Plan Review for Local Mitigation Plans
IS-366.aPlanning for the Needs of Children in Disasters
IS-393.bIntroduction to Hazard Mitigation
IS-394.aProtecting Your Home or Small Business From Disaster
IS-405Overview of Mass Care/Emergency Assistance
IS-454Fundamentals of Risk Management
IS-505Religious and Cultural Literacy and Competency in Disaster
IS-552The Public Works Role in Emergency Management
IS-559Local Damage Assessment
IS-662Improving Preparedness and Resilience through Public-Private Partnerships
IS-830Introduction to NRF Incident Annexes
IS-841.aNEMIS HMGP System: Overview and Startup
IS-844.aNEMIS HMGP System: Managing Project Tasks
IS-845.aNEMIS HMGP System: Oversight and Closeout
IS-909Community Preparedness: Implementing Simple Activities for Everyone
IS-1100.aIncreased Cost of Compliance


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.
Last Updated: 
01/20/2020 - 15:11