Part 201-Hazard Mitigation Planning. Furthermore, the 2009 Hazard Mitigation Assistance United Guidance, produced by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), states that mitigation plans are the foundation for effective hazard mitigation. As such, local jurisdictions must have a FEMA-approved local hazard mitigation plan at the time of obligation of grand funds in order to be eligible for grand funding under the United Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) programs.
Hazard Mitigation Plans form the foundation for a jurisdiction's long-term strategy to reduce disaster losses and break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.
Legal Authority for Hazard Mitigation Planning:
Hazard Mitigation Planning is in accordance with the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288), as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, and 44 CFR