This page summarizes the current status of hazard mitigation plans in jurisdictions across the nation to inform mitigation planners, government officials, and other interested individuals.
As of March 31 2019, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five territories (Guam, American Samoa, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands)* have FEMA-approved state mitigation plans. A total of 21,073 local governments have current (FEMA-approved or approvable-pending-adoption) local mitigation plans and an additional 187 tribal governments have current tribal mitigation plans. Over 87% of the nation's population lives in communities with current mitigation plans. Such communities benefit from hazard mitigation planning through understanding of natural hazards, development of mitigation strategies, and eligibility for certain non-emergency FEMA grants.
The national status map shows local jurisdictions with approved plans (green), approvable-pending-adoption (APA) plans (light green), plans that will expire within 90 days (yellow), and expired plans (red).
To search or view an interactive version of the map, click here. This map allows you to search for the current plan status for State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial governments. The interactive map refreshes daily and provides and additional source for more information. The static map at the above link serves as he authoritative source for plan status information.
As of April 23, 2019, 13 states have received FEMA approval of an enhanced state mitigation plan, making them eligible to receive increased funds under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program following a disaster declaration. To receive FEMA approval of an enhanced plan, a state must demonstrate that it has developed a comprehensive mitigation program and is capable of managing increased funding to achieve its mitigation goals. The states with enhanced mitigation plans include:
The Sandy Recovery Improvement Act of 2013 amended the Stafford Act and provided FEMA with authority to implement provisions of the Program Administration by States (PAS) as a pilot program, including the delegation to approve local mitigation plans. “Addendum to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance, Program Administration by States Pilot, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program for States, Territories and Tribes” (October 1, 2017) to include a new option for non-disaster activity for local mitigation plan approval available to states and territories. Archived guidance titled “Addendum to the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance Program Administration by States Pilot, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program” (April 1, 2013) applies to any major disaster or emergency declared on/after January 29, 2013 with agreements signed before October 1, 2017. As of March 31, 2018, states that have been delegated approval of local mitigation plans include:
- New Hampshire
- North Dakota
* In 2008, the Marshall Islands (RMI) and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) came under the jurisdiction of a compact agreement between FEMA and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), therefore the state mitigation plan requirement is optional for these territories.
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