Hazard Mitigation Planning
Topic 6: Hazard Mitigation Planning
State, tribal, and local governments engage in hazard mitigation planning to identify risks and vulnerabilities associated with natural disasters and develop long-term strategies for protecting people and property from future hazard events that can be implemented using a wide range of public and private funding. How can state, territorial, tribal, and local governments best leverage FEMA funding for Hazard Mitigation Planning to guide investments in activities and projects that will break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage?
FEMA seeks your opinions on:
- How the mitigation planning process can be used to increase implementation of mitigation activities and actions by state, tribal, and local officials as well as private and non-profit interests.
- What additional support FEMA can provide, such as increased technical assistance related to the hazard mitigation planning process or investments that can be implemented to reduce vulnerabilities from future hazard events.
- What challenges hinder the implementation of existing mitigation strategies in FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plans
- How the identification and prioritization processes used in hazard mitigation planning can advance implementation of mitigation actions, such as adopting stronger ordinances, as well as projects
Incentivize states to provide some level of matching funds and set up dedicated mitigation programs. Gain efficiencies out of the likely smaller amount of DRRA funding for home mitigation ( versus large infrastructure)FEMA should consider ways to incentivize states to develop mitigation programs, matching the pre-disaster mitigation funding... more »