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Mitigation Resources

Resource Description
Building Codes Save: A Nationwide Study of Loss Prevention Study showing improved building codes provide major cost savings to communities nationwide.
Building Codes Adoption Playbook Playbook for adopting the current model building codes. This will help reduce damage and loss due to future natural hazards.
Nature-Based Solutions Resources Ideas and resources for using nature to help mitigate the risk of natural hazards.
FEMA Guides to Expanding Mitigation Strategies to engage different groups in your community to help reduce natural hazard risks.
Planning for Future Conditions An overview of how climate change affects natural hazards. It has community guidance on how to plan for future resilience.
FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants Grants for funding to help reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards. Additional information is available for homeowners.
FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Planning Resources Information and resources to help officials and members of the public understand hazard mitigation planning and its benefits.
FEMA's Mitigation Ideas A resource to help communities consider a range of potential mitigation actions.
Mitigation Resource Guide Information about currently available federal resources for mitigation in your community.
FEMA's Risk Management Resources Information and resources to help identify, assess and prioritize possible risks. This can help minimize losses.
U.S. Climate Resilience Toolkit A resource to show climate hazards that may impact your community now and in the future, and learn how to protect your community.
Climate Mapping for Resilience and Adaptation An interactive map that shares real-time climate-related hazards, along with information on past, present, and future climate conditions to help you understand future risks.

Preparedness and Data Resources

Resource Description
FEMA's Disaster Assistance Resources for people recovering from a declared disaster and for government or non-profit organizations supporting disaster recovery.
Ready.gov Campaign to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness.
DisasterAssistance.gov A resource for disaster survivors. It has information, support, services and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance.
Weather.gov An interactive map that shows real-time weather advisories, watches and warnings.
Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool A resource showing which Census tracts are overburdened and underserved in several categories, including climate change, energy, health, housing, legacy pollution, transportation, water and wastewater, and workforce development.
U.S. Census Bureau's Construction Resources National and regional data for new privately owned housing units. The data is collected from the Building Permits Survey and Survey of Construction, which are partially funded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.
My Community Explorer Interactive map showcasing Community Resilience Estimates 2019 data.
Disaster and Risk Mapping Interactive maps visualizing the frequency and cost of billion-dollar climate and weather events, along with local risk and vulnerability, from the National Centers for Environmental Information.

Contacts for More Information

Resource Description
FEMA Regional Contacts Contact information for FEMA's regional offices. The regions work with communities to reduce the impact of natural hazards. They help prepare community members for all possible hazards.
FEMA's State Hazard Mitigation Officers A list of contacts for hazard mitigation planning questions.
National Risk Index (NRI) Contact More information on the NRI program and next steps you can take.

Other Recommended Resources

  • The risk assessment and natural hazard mitigation plan for your community, state, tribe or territory (if available).
  • Agencies, organizations, or individuals who study or mitigate natural hazards. These include geological surveys, regional weather reporting centers, county emergency management offices, hazard mitigation officers, etc.
  • Technical support like Geographic Information System specialists from FEMA, state and/or local government agencies and private industry.
  • Federal and state grant programs, which can provide funding to communities or individuals for risk assessment and mitigation planning.
  • Reliable information and data resources on natural hazards, Social Vulnerability and Community Resilience.
  • Resources providing up-to-date building codes or other ideas to protect your built environment.
  • Insurance plans that cover natural hazards not covered by standard insurance policies, such as homeowners' insurance.
  • Agencies, organizations or individuals who manage disaster mitigation, preparation, emergency response and recovery and/or provide emergency support funding.