Does your community need a Local Hazard Mitigation Plan?
Local Hazard Mitigation Plans (LHMP) allow communities to:
- Receive Hazard Mitigation Funds from FEMA to reduce known problems,
- Qualify the community for financial help after a disaster from ERAF tinyurl.com/erafvt , and
- Allow the community to update bylaws before the new flood maps become official. bit.ly/fema-map-update
Check your community’s LHMP status at Flood Ready Vermont. Vermont Emergency Management encourages communities to apply for funds two and a half years or more before your plan expires.
Funding to support the planning work is available now. The funding requires a 25% financial or in-kind match. Municipal officials send the 25% Match Certification Form to firstname.lastname@example.org before the Friday December 9 deadline.
More information on Local Hazard Mitigation Plans at: vem.vermont.gov/plans/LHMP