Hazard Mitigation Plans
To qualify for federal Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grants, State and County agencies must develop and implement FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plans, as authorized by §322 of the Robert T. Stafford Act and amended by §104 of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000), 44 CFR Part 201. HI-EMA oversees the update process for the State Hazard Mitigation Plan, which occurs every five years.
The 2018 State Hazard Mitigation Plan identifies the major natural hazards that affect our State, assesses the risk that each hazard poses, analyzes the vulnerability of our people, property and infrastructure to the specific hazard, and recommends actions that can be taken to reduce the risk and vulnerability to the hazard. The State Hazard Mitigation Plan also contains a description of programs, policy, statues and regulations applicable to hazard mitigation.
Any project that is funded by federal hazard mitigation dollars must align with the State and applicable County Hazard Mitigation Plan and be identified as a mitigation action. New mitigation actions will be considered for addition to the State Hazard Mitigation plan by completing a Mitigation Action Worksheet and coordinating with the HMA grants team. For additions to the county plans, please contact the respective County Emergency Management Agency.
The 2023 update of the State Plan has begun and is expected to be released at the end of next year.
2018 State Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Counties of Hawaii, Maui, Kauai, and the City and County of Honolulu also maintain Local Hazard Mitigation Plans (LHMPs). HI-EMA reviews all LHMPs in accordance with the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) regulations and coordinates with local jurisdictions to ensure compliance with federal regulations.
2019 City & County of Honolulu Plan
2020 Hawaii County Plan
2020 Kauai County Plan