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Using the Hazard Mitigation Plan to Prepare Successful Mitigation Projects

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How-To Guide #9 (FEMA 386-9) shows how a community can move from the hazard mitigation plan to developing mitigation projects that may be implemented fully using FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance as appropriate. This Guide explains the process of developing the scope of a project, identifies the key components of a successful mitigation project funding application, and describes how to identify funding available through FEMA and other agencies. This Guide explains how valuable information in the mitigation plan can be used to develop the project scope of work and how to use lessons learned through the implementation of mitigation projects to improve the mitigation plan when it is updated. This Guide is intended for grant writers, project developers, planners, emergency managers, and community leaders. It is particularly helpful for State, Tribal, and local government officials, department heads, nonprofit organizations, and other parties responsible for implementing hazard mitigation actions.