- It is essential for states and local governments to take part in a coordinated planning process to identify Hazards, Risks, Goals and Strategies for effective mitigation projects.
Currently, there is no funding available for mitigation grants. See the links below for each program's details. Mitigation grants provide funding for hazard mitigation plans and projects which reduce overall risks to the population and structures, while also reducing the reliance on taxpayer-funded federal disaster assistance for disaster recovery.
- The Department of Conservation and Recreation (DCR) Flood Hazard Management Program (FHMP) is the State Coordinating Office for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). FHMP program staff work with FEMA and officials from NFIP participating communities to implement the NFIP in Massachusetts. The FHMP is a technical assistance program and has no regulatory authority. Program staff is available to provide technical assistance to all interested parties on issues such as the NFIP, floodplain management, floodplain building requirements, floodplain mapping, flood mitigation, and flood insurance.
- Communities throughout Massachusetts that have had success stories by applying the ideals of mitigation.