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Hazard Mitigation Planning Resources

Mitigation Planning "How-To" Guides

These guides explain mitigation planning and provide adaptable tools to meet or exceed FEMA's requirements.

  1. Getting Started: Building Support For Mitigation Planning (FEMA 386-1)
  2. Understanding Your Risks: Identifying Hazards And Estimating Losses (FEMA 386-2)
  3. Developing The Mitigation Plan: Identifying Mitigation Actions And Implementing Strategies (FEMA 386-3)
  4. Bringing the Plan to Life: Implementing the Hazard Mitigation Plan (FEMA 386-4)
  5. Using Benefit-Cost Review in Mitigation Planning (FEMA 386-5)
  6. Integrating Historic Property and Cultural Resource Considerations into Hazard Mitigation Planning (FEMA 386-6)
  7. Integrating Manmade Hazards Into Mitigation Planning (FEMA 386-7)
  8. Multi-Jurisdictional Mitigation Planning (FEMA 386-8)
  9. Using the Hazard Mitigation Plan to Prepare Successful Mitigation Projects (FEMA 386-9)

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Mitigation Grant Programs

State, Indian Tribal, and local governments are required to develop hazard mitigation plans as a condition for receiving certain types of non-emergency disaster assistance. Grant programs with mitigation plan requirements include:

A Sample Scope of Work for Mitigation Planning Grants may be downloaded from the FEMA Library.

Please visit the Mitigation Grant Programs page for more information on the specific plan requirements for the various mitigation grant programs, as well as FEMA funds available for mitigation plan development and mitigation projects.

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Sustainability in Mitigation Planning

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Mitigation in Recovery Planning

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Disaster-Resistant Universities

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Planning for Human-Caused Hazards

Antiterrorism and Technological Hazard Mitigation FEMA’s role in managing terrorism includes both antiterrorism and counterterrorism activities. Antiterrorism refers to defensive measures used to reduce vulnerability to terrorist acts, while counterterrorism includes offensive measures taken to prevent, deter, and respond to terrorism.

While you may not be able to prevent an attack, it is well within your ability to lessen the likelihood and/or the potential effects of an incident by implementing antiterrorism measures. The process of mitigating hazards before they become disasters is similar for both natural and human-caused hazards.

Please see FEMA's page on Terrorism hazards for more information.

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Last Modified: Friday, 20-Mar-2009 15:57:57 EDT

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