Mitigation Framework: General

Note: This particular conversation topic is closed. Thank you for your ideas, comments and votes. You can contribute to our open Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8) conversations -- they are listed in the left column of the page under "Active Campaigns."

The ideas we received so far were helpful in shaping the document and will also be considered as we continue to forge ahead in meeting the remaining milestones under PPD-8. To learn more about the status of PPD-8 efforts, visit We appreciate your involvement.

FEMA and its partners are working on the National Frameworks for Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, and Response. The frameworks are a deliverable of Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8) and set the foundation for the implementation of the mission areas. As part of this, the frameworks lay out key roles and responsibilities among all our partners, including local, state, tribal, territorial and federal governments, the private sector, voluntary, faith-based and community organizations, and the public. FEMA and its partners specifically want to discuss the Mitigation Framework here with you. Mitigation reduces the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future disasters. An example of Mitigation is building a shelter in a tornado prone area. For more information, visit

We welcome your thoughts and ideas on each of the following topics:

  • People who play leadership roles in reducing the impact of a natural or man-made disaster in your community.
  • Examples of activities that communities are doing to lessen the impact of a potential major disaster.
  • Examples of activities and partnerships a community would use in 2020 if it were successful in reducing the impact of major disasters.
  • Examples of activities it would take to successfully mitigate from all disasters and threats.

Please feel free to comment on or discuss any or all of these topics. If possible, provide separate entries for your comments based on which topic you are responding to help encourage and clarify discussions on each topic. We look forward to hearing from you!