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Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance [October 24, 2019]   [open pdf - 531KB]

From the Introduction: "The majority of funding in the United States for both pre- and post-disaster mitigation comes from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which defines mitigation as 'any sustained action to reduce or eliminate long-term risk to people and property from natural hazards and their effects.' Mitigation actions have a long-term impact, as opposed to actions that are associated with immediate preparedness, response, and recovery activities. Mitigation has been shown to save money. A recent study by the Multihazard Mitigation Council found that society saves $6 for every dollar spent on mitigation funded through major federal mitigation grants. FEMA administers three hazard mitigation grant programs, which it collectively refers to as Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA): [1] the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP); [2] the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant Program; and [3] the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program."

Report Number:
CRS Insight, IN11187
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2019-10-24
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Public Domain
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Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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