Local Mitigation Planning Handbook

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A public engagement session soliciting feedback on proposed plans for San Jose's Better Bikeways Network.
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City of San José Department of Transportation

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Local Mitigation Planning Handbook provides guidance to local governments on developing or updating Local Hazard Mitigation Plans (LHMP) to meet the FEMA requirements to become eligible for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs; and offers practical approaches and examples for how communities can engage in effective planning to reduce long-term risk from natural hazards and disasters.

Topics include how to:

  • Build a planning team
  • Conduct a risk assessment
  • Develop a mitigation strategy
  • Review and adopt the plan

This handbook was prepared by FEMA in 2013.