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Hazard Mitigation Planning

FEMA as catalyst & thought leader spurring creation of state Mitigation programs.• Expands Mitigation funds in those states •

State Mitigation varying by state; based on peak perils, and political realities. 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 »

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Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants Forum

Use The Complete Federal Encumbrance For Mitigation Awards

FEMA, as the lead agency for Major Disaster Declarations, occupies a unique position within recovering communities where multiple Federal entities have authority to provide financial assistance, through FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Awards from the Disaster Relief Fund. While other Federal Partners (USDA NRCS, FHWA, USACE, DOI, BLM, etc.) often have authority to assist in repair of damaged facilities, they do not have the ...more »

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Mitigation Investment for the Nation

Strategic Foresight and Hazard Mitigation

A focus on Strategic Foresight and Resiliance in the Hazard Mitigation Grant process could yield long term costs benefits. For years we have been granting money with little effort spent on evaluating the down stream benefits. Leveraging an operational approach to the evaluation of those grants before and after disaster could help states make better decision on which projects to approve. Additionally putting the responsibility ...more »

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Buying Down Risk with Preparedness and Mitigation

The "Three Cs" of Buying Down Risk

Land development in high risk areas (such as floodway/floodplain) occur due to a wide-range of public actions taken at the local level and supported at the state and federal level. Reversing the trend will require a cooperative effort between all agencies involved. Communication, coordination, and cooperation between federal agencies will enable state and local governments and leaders to protect high risk areas through ...more »

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Buying Down Risk with Preparedness and Mitigation

The "Three Cs" of Buying Down Risk

Land development in high risk areas (such as floodway/floodplain) occur due to a wide-range of public actions taken at the local level and supported at the state and federal level. Reversing the trend will require a cooperative effort between all agencies involved. Communication, coordination, and cooperation between federal agencies will enable state and local governments and leaders to protect high risk areas through ...more »

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