The Northern Cheyenne Tribe of Montana is working with JEO Consulting Group to develop a Multi-Hazard Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP). HMPs are a community-driven document that evaluates local risk and vulnerabilities to a broad range of natural and human-caused hazards and identifies projects to reduce or mitigate this vulnerability. Natural hazards include flooding, drought, or wildfire, while human-caused hazards include hazardous chemical spills or dam failure.
Participating in an HMP provides several benefits for local jurisdictions, such as: identifying specific high-risk areas, evaluating strategies to reduce local community risk to both people and property, building relationships locally to increase resiliency, and gaining eligibility for FEMA mitigation grant programs and disaster assistance funding.
Tribal residents, community members, and local stakeholders are invited and encouraged to participate throughout this planning process. Additional information for this plan update will be provided here as the plan progresses.