About the Project/Plan

The purpose of this project is to produce an updated Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) Del Norte County, Crescent City and participating special districts. An HMP demonstrates community commitment to reducing risks from all hazards and serves as a guide for decision makers as they commit resources to minimize the effects of these hazards. The HMP is the blueprint for reducing vulnerability to disasters and hazards. The HMP is intended to integrate with planning mechanisms already in place, such as building and zoning regulations, environmental planning, and long-range planning mechanisms.  The planning process includes conducting a thorough hazard risk assessment, creating disaster mitigation priorities, and creating subsequent mitigation actions and projects for the cities and participating special districts.

By participating in the planning process, the planning partners will be eligible to apply for and receive grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reduce the vulnerability of affected residents.  Reducing one's vulnerability to disasters helps to break the cycle of disaster and ensures a sustainable future for the next generation.  After receiving FEMA approval of the HMP, the participating jurisdictions are eligible to receive grants from the following grant funding sources when/if they are needed:
  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
  • Pre-disaster Mitigation-competitive program (PDM)
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA)