OpenFEMA Dataset: Hazard Mitigation Plan Statuses - v1
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.
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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.).
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|Format||Address||Record Count||Approximate File Size|
|csv||Link to csv||35692||tiny (< 10MB)|
|json||Link to json||35692||tiny (< 10MB)|
|jsona||Link to jsona||35692||tiny (< 10MB)|
|jsonl||Link to jsonl||35692||tiny (< 10MB)|
|Number (1-10) used to represent the Region associated with the plan||yes|
|Two letter abbreviation of the state (e.g., VA)||yes|
|Full name of the State (e.g., Virginia) associated with the plan||yes|
|The name of a U.S. county, parish, borough, independent city or other political subdivision of a U.S. state or territory||yes|
|Name of the Community||yes|
|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|
|The name of the Mitigation Plan, typically as shown on the cover of the submitted document||yes|
|The description of the Reference Plan Type. Plan Type values include: Standard State, Standard Tribe, Enhanced State, Enhanced Tribe, Single-Jurisdiction, Multi-Jurisdiction||yes|
|apaDate||Approved Pending Adoption (APA) 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||
|The date the Mitigation Plan was approved by FEMA. Once established, the date will not change during the next 5 years. Historically, plans were updated every 3 years, but starting in 2016 all plans are updated every 5 years.||yes|
|planExpirationDate||Plan Expiration Date||
|The date when the Mitigation Plan expires. Approval Date plus 5 years.||yes|
|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|
|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|
|planId||MPP Plan ID||
|The MPP Plan ID is a unique number assisgned to each and every new or updated version of a plan. Note: one jurisdiction can have many Plan IDs if they have gone through several updates of a plan.||yes|
|Unique ID assigned to the record that does not persist between data set refreshes||yes|
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