State Hazard Mitigation Plan
What is Mitigation?
Mitigation involves long-term actions taken to protect lives and reduce the impact of disasters on the built environment (i.e., roads, bridges, buildings). At a minimum, mitigation measures must be technically feasible, cost-effective and environmentally sound.
Current federal legislation (DMA and corresponding regulation - 44 CFR Part 201) requires that an entity have a FEMA-approved mitigation plan in place in order to be eligible for most mitigation project funding.
NYSOEM staff is also available to answer questions regarding mitigation planning grant opportunities.
- Current State Hazard Mitigation Plan
- National Institute of Building Sciences - includes links to the 2005 report, "Natural Hazard Mitigation Saves: An Independent Study to Assess the Future Savings from Mitigation Activities" which determined that every dollar spent on hazard mitigation activities avoids $4 in future damages.