The primary objective of this project is to update the 2012 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) for the South Platte Natural Resources District (NRD) Hazard Mitigation Plan, a community-guided document that identifies both vulnerability to natural and man-made hazards, and mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate this vulnerability. Hazard mitigation plans are a requirement of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Once a community, NRD, or county is part of a plan, they become eligible to apply for pre- and post-disaster mitigation grants, which are available on an annual basis as appropriated by congress. These federal grants allow for up to a 75% cost share for a wide variety of projects listed in the plan.
The NRD’s existing HMP was approved by FEMA in October, 2011. FEMA requires that the HMP must be updated and approved within a five year period. The NRD-wide plan includes hazard assessments for all eligible participants within the planning area. The eligible participants will include: counties, cities, villages, school districts, colleges, rural water districts, etc. The figure below illustrates the potential eligible jurisdictional boundaries for this plan.
This hazard mitigation plan update is funded by a FEMA planning grant. The cost share is 75% federal funding and 25% local match. For this plan update, the South Platte NRD is providing the 25% local match.
Hazard Mitigation Plan Approved by FEMA
The HMP Planning Team was informed July 20, 2017 that the regional Hazard Mitigation Plan has received FEMA’s approval. At this time, we are requesting that participating jurisdictions begin the process of adopting the plan. The governing board for EACH participating jurisdiction will be required to adopt the plan before they are eligible to pursue any hazard mitigation grant assistance. JEO has provided draft adoption resolutions to each county emergency manager and participating jurisdiction. When your jurisdiction has passed the adoption resolution, we ask that you provide (via email or USPS) a copy of the adoption resolution to the JEO team. These resolutions will be forwarded to NEMA for their records.
If you have any questions about the plan or the adoption process, please contact the JEO team or your county emergency manager.
Hazard Mitigation Plan
|Jeff Henson, CFM