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Hazard Mitigation Planning Resources

This page has resources for State, tribal, and local officials and other parties to develop and implement hazard mitigation plans.

For more resources specific to Tribal governments, visit the Tribal Mitigation Planning Resources page.

Considerations for Local Mitigation Planning Grant Subapplicants Job Aid

The Considerations for Local Mitigation Planning Grant Subapplicants Job Aid helps local communities when they apply for planning grant funding under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program. This resource will help subapplicants think through the tasks and costs needed to submit strong, comprehensive planning grant subapplications.

Mitigation Planning Program Resource List

The Mitigation Planning Program Resource List has resources for State, local, and Tribal governments to develop and implement hazard mitigation plans. It provides information on the planning policies, how-to guides, and training and grant resources.

State Mitigation Planning Key Topics Bulletins

The State Mitigation Planning Key Topics Bulletins provide State governments with resources for updating State hazard mitigation plans.

The following bulletins are on the State Mitigation Planning Key Topics Bulletins page:

  • State Mitigation Planning Key Topics Bulletins: Mitigation Strategy
  • State Mitigation Planning Key Topics Bulletins: Mitigation Capabilities
  • State Mitigation Planning Key Topics Bulletins: Planning Process
  • State Mitigation Planning Key Topics Bulletins: Risk Assessment

Local Mitigation Planning Handbook

The Local Mitigation Planning Handbook (Handbook) is a tool for local governments to develop or update local hazard mitigation plans. It has a proposed process for developing a plan, as well as worksheets and other resources. The Handbook is tied with the Local Mitigation Plan Review Guide (available in Spanish at Guía de Revisión del Plan Local de Mitigación), FEMA’s official policy on hazard mitigation planning requirements in the Code of Federal Regulations (44 CFR Part 201).

Tribal Mitigation Planning Handbook

The Tribal Mitigation Planning Handbook is a tool for Tribal governments to develop and update hazard mitigation plans. It has proposed actions for developing a plan, as well as worksheets and other resources. It is a companion to the Tribal Mitigation Review Guide (December 2018), which is FEMA’s official policy on the Tribal mitigation planning regulations.

Mitigation Planning Fact Sheets

The following fact sheets outline features of FEMA’s hazard mitigation planning program for state, tribal, and local government officials and other interested parties:

Mitigation Activities

Integrating Mitigation with Related Planning Objectives

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.

The American Planning Association (APA) prepared the following reports supported by contracts with FEMA. Hard copies may be ordered through the APA Planners Book Service online or by phone at (312) 786-6344 (costs may apply).

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02/26/2020 - 16:13