Emergency Management can be broken into four phases: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
For more assistance on emergency-related issues, please contact Grace Vinson
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.
- See the Creating a Hazard Mitigation Plan webpage for more information.
CVRPC assists towns with Local Emergency Management Plans (LEMPs) to ensure preparedness. Towns update and submit LEMPs annually between Town Meting Day and May 1st. See VEM’s LEMP page. Municipalities can coordinate with VEM, though CVRPC, for assistance in exercising their LEMPs.
CVRPC Emergency Management Resources
- Community Rating System
- Flood Resilience Planning
- Flood Protection Information
- River Corridor Planning
- Vermont Emergency Management 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
- Emergency Management
- Local Food Systems
- Forest Integrity & Forest Stewardship