Cedar and Dixon Counties are updating their Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) with the assistance of JEO Consulting Group. A HMP is a community-guided document that identifies vulnerability to natural and man-made hazards, and mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate such risks. Having an approved HMP is a requirement of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) for jurisdictions to become eligible for several grant funding options. Having an approved and updated plan enables your community to be stronger and more resilient by:
- Reducing your community’s risk and impacts from disasters;
- Gaining eligibility for pre- and post-disaster mitigation grants; and
Building partnerships and relationships with stakeholders within your community and region.
Hazard Mitigation Plans are required to be updated and approved every five years. Cedar and Dixon Counties last updated their HMP in 2016. Throughout the planning process, members of the community, including school districts, fire departments, airports, hospitals, residents, and business owners are invited to participate by attending public meetings and providing information for the plan.
This plan update is funded by a FEMA planning grant which includes 75% federal funding and 25% local match. Cedar and Dixon Counties are providing the 25% local match