FEMA: Upcoming State and Local Mitigation Planning Policy Updates (by 8/14/20)

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NHMA is calling for coordinated comments to FEMA for the updates to the State and Local mitigation planning policy updates. If you are interested in providing feedback, please send comments to adm4NHMA@outlook.com by Monday, August 10th, 2020.


Upcoming State and Local Mitigation Planning Policy Updates


This year, FEMA is updating both the State and Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Review Guides. Plan Review Guides are the FEMA’s official interpretation of Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Section 201.4-7, which outlines requirements for State and Local hazard mitigation plans. Both policies are available to read on FEMA’s website:

FEMA has an online presentation providing a high-level overview of State and Local Hazard Mitigation Planning guidance, and shares information on how you can provide feedback on existing policies. You can access the video on FEMA’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3gaXCInsuE .

Those interested in providing ideas and feedback on either guidance can send them to fema-mitplan-guide-updates@fema.dhs.gov through August 14, 2020. We will summarize the feedback we receive and will share the summary following August 14.

Additional information on hazard mitigation planning is available on FEMA’s website: https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-planning.


For more information on Mitigation Planning, visit: https://www.fema.gov/hazard-mitigation-planning