Hazard Mitigation Planning

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.

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Planning for Climate Resilient Communities Webinar Available on YouTube

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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Introduction to Tribal Mitigation Planning Webinar Now Available on YouTube

This webinar is for tribal government officials, planners, and anyone involved in tribal mitigation planning. FEMA covers basic mitigation planning concepts, types of mitigation plans, steps to create a mitigation plan and available resources.

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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.

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