Local Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation


Local Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Guidance

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Local Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning Guidance document helps local governments better understand the Local Mitigation Plans requirements under 44 CFR Part 201, FEMA has prepared this document with two major objectives. First, the Guidance is intended to help local jurisdictions develop new mitigation plans or modify existing ones in accordance with the requirements of the regulation. Second, the Guidance is designed to help Federal and State reviewers evaluate mitigation plans from local jurisdictions in a fair and consistent manner.

Crosswalk Review for Local Mitigation Plans

The crosswalk is an assessment tool for state agencies that are responsible for the coordination and review of local or multi jurisdictional hazard mitigation plans. The crosswalk can also be used to assist local or multi-jurisdiction entities in the process of developing and reviewing plans. Each local or multi-jurisdictional plan should be reviewed by the pertinent local jurisdictional entity prior to submitting them to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency. Plans must be submitted to the State Hazard Mitigation Officer for initial review and coordination. The State will then send the plan to FEMA, Region III Office for formal review and approval.

FEMA Hazard Mitigation Planning Resources

Sample: Local Mitigation Plan Scope of Work

MEMA Mitigation Planning Application for Subgrantees (DOC)


FEMA has developed procedures to assist applicants applying for several project types. The purpose of these documents is to provide guidance to applicants regarding collection of the administrative and technical data that FEMA requires.

FEMA's Mitigation Grant programs provide funding for eligible mitigation activities that reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages. The newly unified HMA Program consolidates the deadlines and many of the procedures for four previously distinct FEMA mitigation grant programs:

Sample Hazard Mitigation Projects

While the majority of the requirements are the same for all four programs, there are differences such as program eligibility and cost share requirements. There are many benefits to this consolidation: filing will be simplified with similar online application procedures and a single deadline for all programs.

Acquisition / Demolition (Buyout) Project Information

Buyout Documents for Local Jurisdictions

Design and Construction Guidance for Community Safe Rooms

This document presents important information about the design and construction of community safe rooms that will provide protection during tornado and hurricane events. Community safe rooms are designed and constructed to protect a large number of people from a natural hazard event.

MEMA Mitigation Project Application for Subgrantees(DOC)