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Implement, Integrate and Maintain Mitigation Planning Activities

Mitigation is most effective when it is part of other community planning processes, regulations, and policies. The publications below will help communities integrate principles of hazard mitigation with planning efforts.

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FEMA has developed a new job aid connecting mitigation planning to the Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (THIRA)/Stakeholder Preparedness Review (SPR):

This document describes the similarities and differences between mitigation planning and the THIRA/SPR process. It offers an optional approach to streamline state, territory, and tribal submissions of the mitigation plan and the THIRA/SPR.

The document intends to help recognize opportunities to better understand threats and hazards, assess risks, build and sustain capabilities, reduce vulnerability, identify ways to increase resilience, and avoid duplication of effort.

This fact sheet describes how drought resilience can be part of hazard mitigation planning. It also shows how FEMA's work in mitigation planning supports the 2016 Memorandum and Federal Action Plan on Building Capabilities for Long-Term Drought Resilience.

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This fact sheet provides information on planning-related activities funding from the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). State, Tribal, and/or local governments may use planning-related funding to reduce risk and include hazard mitigation with planning.

Guidance on how to integrate risk reduction strategies into existing local plans, policies, codes, and programs for community development or redevelopment patterns.

This bulletin provides an overview of how to bring together planning efforts between the Community Rating System (CRS) and hazard mitigation plans.

This step-by-step guide helps communities review local plans for possible integration and improve alignment efforts, including interagency coordination.

Guidance on how to integrate risk reduction strategies into existing local plans, policies, codes, and programs for community development or redevelopment patterns.

Guidance on how to integrate risk reduction strategies into existing local plans, policies, codes, and programs for community development or redevelopment patterns.

Guidance on how to integrate risk reduction strategies into existing local plans, policies, codes, and programs for community development or redevelopment patterns.

Guidance on how to integrate risk reduction strategies into existing local plans, policies, codes, and programs for community development or redevelopment patterns.

Last updated November 29, 2021