Hazard mitigation is any sustained action taken to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural and man-made hazards and their effects.
44CFR201.6 requires local community to have a FEMA approved local hazard mitigation plan in order to be eligible to apply for and receive mitigation grant funds. The types of federal grant funding sources available are
- FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) – disaster related grant available following a major disaster declaration by the president
- Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) – available annually by competitive bid
- Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) - available annually by competitive bid
There are other federal, state, and local agencies and organizations that either have mitigation grants or who can contribute to the non-federal share of the grant. For more information visit the Ohio EMA Mitigation page.
Warren County EMA is actively working on updating the county’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. To ensure the EMA has the most accurate information and collaboration necessary for updating the plan, they will hold three community meetings (see information below).