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Mitigation Fact Sheets (39)

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Fact Sheets and Frequently Asked Questions about Mitigation Programs
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July 26, 2013
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  • Scope of Work and Environmental and Historic Preservation

    Scope of work for environmental and historic preservation projects

  • HMGP Application Review Checklist

    HMGP Application Review Checklist to ensure application requirements are met.

  • National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP) Fact Sheet

    The National Earthquake Technical Assistance Program (NETAP) is FEMA’s program for delivering earthquake education and awareness training to the public. NETAP helps State, local, and Indian tribal governments, non-profit organizations, and the private sector obtain the knowledge and tools needed to plan and implement effective earthquake mitigation strategies.

  • The Importance of Building Codes in Earthquake-Prone Communities Fact Sheet

    There is an often-repeated saying, “Earthquakes don’t kill people, buildings do.” Although you can’t control the seismic hazard in the community where you live or work, you can influence the most important factor in saving lives and reducing losses from an earthquake: the adoption and enforcement of up-to-date building codes. Evaluating older buildings and retrofitting structural and non-structural components also are critical steps. To survive and remain resilient, communities should also strengthen their core infrastructure and critical facilities so that these can withstand an earthquake or other disaster and continue to provide essential services.

  • What To Do Before, During, and After an Earthquake Fact Sheet

    Recent earthquakes remind us that we live on a restless planet. But there are many important things we can do before, during, and after an earthquake to protect ourselves, our homes, and our families.

  • Residential Safe Room Fact Sheet

    This fact sheet provide information about residential safe rooms and explains that a safe room is a room or structure specifically designed and constructed to resist wind pressures and wind-borne debris impacts during an extreme-wind event, like tornadoes and hurricanes, for the purpose of providing life-safety protection.

  • HMA Application Review Tool

    FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) has introduced a new document, the HMA Application Review Tool (ART) Version 1.0, which has a two-fold purpose. It is both an instrument to facilitate FEMA’s review of HMA subapplications as well as a transparent reference to guide State Applicants and local communities in developing more complete HMA grant applications. The goal of the HMA ART is to further reduce the uncertainty of Applicants and FEMA reviewers on the level of completeness of an application.

  • National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) Fact Sheet

    Established by Congress in 1977, the National Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program (NEHRP) works to reduce risks to life and property resulting from earthquakes. Focusing on research, building code standards, technical guidance, and education, NEHRP is a collaborative effort among the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National Science Foundation (NSF), and the United States Geological Survey (USGS).

  • Mitigation's Value to Society Fact Sheet

    Mitigation is the effort to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters. A recent study by the Multihazard Mitigation Council shows that each dollar spent on mitigation saves an average of four dollars. FEMA’s Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA) implements numerous Congressionally-authorized programs that address the effects of natural hazards through mitigation activities.
  • FY14 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Fact Sheet

    Fiscal Year 2014 Pre-Disaster Mitigation Fact Sheet.

  • Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate (OFIA) Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide information on the Office of the Flood Insurance Advocate (OFIA) and resources to learn about components of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

    OFIA advocates for the fair treatment of NFIP policyholders and property owners by: (1) providing education and guidance on all aspects of the NFIP, (2) identifying trends affecting the public and (3) making recommendations for NFIP improvements to FEMA leadership.

  • Critical Facilities and Higher Standards

    Even a slight chance of flooding can pose too great a threat to the delivery of services offered by the maintenance and operation of a community’s critical facilities. Special consideration when formulating higher regulatory standards and floodplain management plans needs to occur when critical facilities are involved.

  • DR-4226-AR Greensheet

    Greensheet provides guidance and assistance to communities after a disaster by providing information on regulations, policies, processes that may impact recovery specifically as it relates to Environmental and Historic Preservation.

  • The Community Rating System works to Protect Natural Floodplains Fact Sheet

    The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Community Rating System (CRS) rewards a community-centered approach to reducing flood hazards that also protects the natural and beneficial functions of a community’s floodprone lands. Under a system of credit points based on the effectiveness of flood loss reduction techniques and protection of natural floodplain functions, a CRS-participating community obtains a CRS Class “rating.”

  • National Flood Insurance Program: A Homebuyer’s Guide

    This Fact Sheet provides Homebuyers with general information about the National Flood Insurance Program and the importance of knowing a home’s flood risk and associated flood insurance options.

  • Unified Federal Environmental and Historic Preservation Review (UFR) Fact Sheet

    This Fact Sheet provides an overview of the expedited and unified interagency review process that will ensure that disaster recovery projects comply with environmental and historic requirements under Federal law.

  • National Flood Insurance Program Fact Sheet

    This Fact Sheet provides a brief overview of the National Flood Insurance Program including Myths and Misconceptions, and how to obtain additional information

  • Clarifying the Additional 5 Percent Initiative

    The Additional 5 percent Initiative is funding that has been set aside to help communities enhance disaster resilience related to building codes, such as adopting the current International Building Code® and improving a community’s Building Code Effectiveness Grading Schedule (BCEGS) score.

  • Temporary Occupancy of Substantially Damaged Structures After a Disaster

    Fact Sheet, Temporary Occupancy of Substantially Damaged Structures After a Disaster