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OpenFEMA Dataset: Hazard Mitigation Plan Statuses - v1

Version: 1
Last Data Refresh: 07-30-2021
Entity Name HazardMitigationPlanStatuses
API Endpoint https://www.fema.gov/api/open/v1/HazardMitigationPlanStatuses
Update Frequency R/P1W
Program URL https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/risk-management/hazard-mitigation-planning
Category Hazard Mitigation
Keywords mitigation

Description

The data found on this page comes from the Hazard Mitigation Planning Program's Mitigation Planning Portal (MPP). The MPP is an online platform for tracking and reporting on mitigation plans and related data elements across all ten Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Regions. MPP data provides insight into which jurisdictions are participating in mitigation plans across the country and what the status of those plans are. Additionally, MPP data provides dates to support tracking of when plans are approved and when they are set to expire which FEMA uses to monitor and support disaster preparedness and resilience.

Hazard mitigation planning reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. It begins with state, tribal, territorial 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 events. Mitigation plans are key to breaking the cycle of disaster damage and reconstruction. When applying for certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance, FEMA requires a hazard mitigation plan. These requirements are part of the laws, regulations and policy surrounding hazard mitigation planning. For more information, visit Hazard Mitigation Planning (https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/risk-management/hazard-mitigation-planning)

Hazard mitigation plans enable state, tribal, territorial, and local governments to:

' Increase education and awareness around threats, hazards, risk, and vulnerabilities

' Build partnerships for risk reduction with governments, organizations, businesses, and the public

' Identify long-term strategies that seek to reduce risk

' Align risk reduction with other state, tribal, territorial or local objectives

' Identify implementation actions to focus resources on the greatest risks and vulnerabilities

' Connect priorities to potential funding sources

' Increase investment in mitigation actions

A FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan is needed to receive certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance.

Please note that jurisdictions may participate in multiple plans. This is raw, unedited data that is dependent on Regional entry, as such it is subject to human error and delayed entry of plan information. The data is updated from authoritative sources and has a minimum 24 hour delay. Citation: The agency's preferred citation for each dataset is included in its metadata. Users should also cite the date that data was accessed or retrieved from fema.gov and/or Data.gov. Finally, users must clearly state that 'FEMA and the Federal Government cannot vouch for the data or analyses derived from these data after the data have been retrieved from the Agency's website(s) and/or Data.gov.' Place name may differ from official naming standard referenced in update organization documents (i.e. Tribal name under BIA list or other authoritative source Village of, City of, etc.).

If you have media inquiries about this dataset, please email the FEMA News Desk FEMA-News-Desk@dhs.gov or call (202) 646-3272. For inquiries about FEMA's data and Open government program please contact the OpenFEMA team via email OpenFEMA@fema.dhs.gov.

Full Data

Format Address Record Count Approximate File Size
csv Link to csv 34492 tiny (< 10MB)
json Link to json 34492 tiny (< 10MB)
jsona Link to jsona 34492 tiny (< 10MB)

Data Fields

Name Title Type Description Is Searchable
femaRegion FEMA Region
number
Number (1-10) used to represent the Region associated with the project yes
state State Name
string
Full name of the State (e.g., Virginia) associated with the project yes
stateAbbreviation State Abbreviation
string
Two letter abbreviation of the state (e.g., VA) yes
countyName County Name
string
The name of a U.S. county, parish, borough, independent city or other political subdivision of a U.S. state or territory yes
placeName Place Name
string
Name of the Community yes
planType Plan Type
string
The description of the Reference Plan Type. Plan Type values include: Standard State, Standard Tribe, Enhanced State, Enhanced Tribe, Single-Jurisdiction, Multi-Jurisdiction yes
planId Plan ID
number
An identification number used to identify a plan. Used for reporting purposes only yes
planTitle Plan Title
string
The name of the Mitigation Plan, typically as shown on the cover of the submitted document yes
planStatus Plan Status
string
The description of the Reference Plan Status. Plan Status values include: Approved, Approved Pending Adoption (APA), Plan In Progress, In Review, Expired, Awaiting Revisions yes
apaDate Approved Pending Adoption (APA) Date
date
Approvable Pending Adoption. The date FEMA determines a Mitigation Plan meets all requirements of 44 CFR Part 201, except adoption by one or more of the Jurisdictions associated with the Plan that would then prompt FEMA approval. yes
planApprovalDate Plan Approval Date
date
The date the Mitigation Plan was approved by FEMA. Once established, the date will not change during the next 3 or 5 years. yes
planExpirationDate Plan Expiration Date
date
The date when the Mitigation Plan expires. 'Approval Date' plus 5 years. yes
jurisdictionStatus Jurisdiction Status
string
The status of a Jurisdiction that is an identified participant in a Mitigation Plan. Jurisdiction status values include: Approved, Approved Pending Adoption (APA), Plan In Progress, In Review, Expired, Awaiting Revisions yes
jurisdictionType Jurisdiction Type
string
The type of government entity (Jurisdiction). Includes State, Tribal and Local governments. Format Alaska Native Organization Alaska Native Village College Conservation District Consolidated Government County County Subdivision District Electric/Power Authority Fire/EMS District Flood Control District Highway/Port/Rail Hospital/Medical Facility Incorporated City Island Municipality Municipio Natural Resources Organized Borough Other Parish Regional Planning Agency School/School District Special District State/District/Territory Town Township Transit/Airport Tribal Unincorporated University Unorganized Territories Village Water/Sewer Authority yes
id ID
string
Unique ID assigned to the record that does not persist between data set refreshes yes

See Also

Access the metadata API calls for additional information:

Last updated July 31, 2021