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Hazard Mitigation Planning

Hazard mitigation reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. This 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 future events. Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction and repeated damage.

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We're updating the Plan Review Guides for state and local mitigation planning policies to reflect recent legislative changes and policy updates, as well as feedback from states and the public. Sign up to receive mitigation planning updates on engagement opportunities during this process.

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Access our handbooks and tools 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 U.S.

Learn about the laws regulating hazard mitigation plans and access policy and guidance documents.

Contact

Planners should contact their state officials 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.

Last updated Jul 24, 2020

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