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Mitigation Assessment Team Program

For more than 30 years, the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) Program has been drawing on the combined resources of a federal, state, local, and private sector partnership. The MAT Program allows FEMA to assemble and quickly deploy teams of investigators. These investigators evaluate the performance of buildings and related infrastructure in response to the effects of natural and man-made hazards. The teams conduct field investigations at disaster sites; work closely with local and state officials to develop recommendations for improvements in building design and construction; and develop recommendations concerning code development and enforcement, and mitigation activities that will lead to greater resistance to hazard events.

Timeline from 1993 to 2019 noting the year publications were released.

FEMA publishes the observations and recommendations of a Mitigation Assessment Team in reports. The award-winning MAT Program, operated by a consulting engineering firm under contract to FEMA, has been covered by the national media and featured in numerous technical and professional journals.


The resources below have been developed by the Building Science Branch of FEMA's Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration. They cover natural and man-made hazards.

FEMA Mitigation Assessment Team Program Fact Sheet

FEMA P-2054 - Mitigation Assessment Team Compendium Report - 2017 Hurricane Season

FEMA P-2023 - Hurricane Irma in Florida

FEMA P-2022- Hurricane Harvey in Texas

FEMA P-2021 - Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the U.S. Virgin Islands

FEMA P-2020 - Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico

FEMA P-942 - Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York MAT Report, Recovery Advisories & Fact Sheets

This ZIP file contains the Mitigation Assessment Team (MAT) report and appendices, the recovery advisories, and two fact sheets regarding Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York.

RA 5 - Flood Protection for Backup and Emergency Power Fuel Systems

RA 4 - Flood Protection and Elevation of Building Utilities

RA 2 - Elevating Residential Structures within Special Flood Hazard Areas

RA 1 - Elevating Floodprone Buildings Above Minimum NFIP Requirements

RA 3 - Flood Protection for Critical and Essential Facilities

RA 1- Successfully Retrofitting Buildings for Wind Resistance

RA 2- Best Practices for Minimizing Wind and Water Infiltration Damage

FEMA P-2077 - Hurricane Michael in Florida

FEMA Building Science Resources to Assist with Reconstruction After a Hurricane | Spanish

FEMA Building Science Resources to Assist with Reconstruction After a Hurricane

RA8. Reconstructing Non-Residential Buildings After a Tornado

RA 6. Critical Facilities Located in Tornado-Prone Regions: Recommendations for Architects and Engineers

Building Science Support and Code Changes Aiding Sandy Recovery

Last updated February 23, 2021