Hazard mitigation planning reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. It begins with state, tribal and local governments identifying natural disaster risks and vulnerabilities that are common in their area. After identifying these risks, they develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from similar events. Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction.
News and Announcements
Every October, FEMA celebrates National Community Planning Month. This year, FEMA is highlighting tribal hazard mitigation planning. FEMA is currently updating its tribal mitigation planning policy. FEMA plans to complete the update in 2024. See the Tribal Policy Updates Page to learn more and give feedback.
This webinar highlights updates to FEMA’s mitigation planning policy and the data and tools you can use to plan for climate change. It features a case study of Louisiana’s Strategic Adaptations for Future Environments; an initiative shaped by a community-centric approach to planning.
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Access our handbooks and resources geared toward state, local and tribal governments.
Browse stories from across the country chronicling best practices in mitigation efforts and funding applications.
See when a plan is required for state, tribal, territorial and local officials applying to FEMA for assistance.
Resources to help implement, integrate and maintain hazard mitigation plans.
See quarterly metrics and interactive maps displaying the status of current mitigation plans in the United States
Learn about the laws regulating hazard mitigation plans and access policy and guidance documents.
Planners should contact the FEMA mitigation planner in their Region for assistance but may also contact:
For resources and information on how to integrate individuals with disabilities and others with access and functional needs into hazard mitigation planning, contact FEMA’s Office of Disability Integration and Coordination.