Hazard Mitigation Planning
Hazard mitigation is any action that reduces or eliminates long-term risk to people and property from disasters and their impacts.
Since 2005, CVRPC has been assisting towns develop and update their local hazard mitigation plans. The goals of the hazard mitigation plan are to:
- Reduce or eliminate threats to life and property,
- Ensure financial benefit based on damage losses or potential losses, and
- Solve a repetitive problem.
A hazard mitigation plan can help your community understand how natural hazards impact the immediate environment and aid with development siting and design to limit damages from natural hazards.
Having a hazard mitigation plan makes towns eligible for FEMA grants such as the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Flood Mitigation Assistance, and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant.
- VEM Hazard Mitigation Assistance Webpage
- Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Factsheet (state deadline December 17, 2021)
- Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Factsheet (state deadline December 17, 2021)
- Hazard Mitigation Assistance Unified Guidance Booklet >>
To review your local hazard mitigation plan, you may contact your town clerk or download a copy from this site.
Please review and submit comments to:
- Municipal Energy Planning
- Regional Energy Planning
- Community and Economic Development
- Regional Planning
- Municipal Planning
- GIS Mapping
- Hazard Mitigation Planning
- Local Food Systems
- Forest Integrity & Forest Stewardship