The City of Los Angeles is revising the 2011 Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP) to lessen the vulnerability to disasters, and demonstrate the City’s commitment to reducing risks from natural hazards. An HMP serves as a guide for decision makers as they commit City resources to minimize the effects of natural hazards. The HMP is intended to integrate with existing planning mechanisms such as building and zoning regulations, long-range planning mechanisms, and environmental planning. The planning process includes conducting a thorough hazard vulnerability analysis, creating community disaster mitigation priorities, and developing subsequent mitigation strategies and projects.
Once the HMP is reviewed and approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the City is eligible to apply for grant funding to reduce the vulnerability to disasters within the community. Reducing vulnerability helps to break the cycle of disaster and ensures a sustainable future for the next generation. The following grant funding sources are available through FEMA:
- Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMPG)
- Pre-disaster Mitigation-competitive Program (PDM-C)
- Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA)
The draft Hazard Mitigation Plan is now available for public review and comment at the Draft Documents tab in the left navigation menu.