Hazard mitigation assistance guidance

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program, and Flood Mitigation Assistance Program:

This guidance on the U.S. Hazard Mitigation Grant Progam (HMGP) for internal and external stakeholders carefully outlines strategies for the mitigation process by interpreting the U.S. Federal statutes, regulations, and best practices; it further includes glossaries and minimum criteria checklists for projects and planning. It provides an example of good guidance. It intends to be the definitive policy document for the U.S. Federal Insurance and Mitigation Administration (FIMA).

This updated edition includes: Integrating climate change / resilience considerations; Simplifying Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA) requirements (e.g., Hurricane Residential Wind Retrofit BCA); Linking the implementation of disaster-resistant building codes to projects funded under the Additional HMGP 5 Percent initiative.