Hazard Mitigation Plans
To qualify for federal grants, State and County agencies must develop and implement FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plans. HI-EMA oversees the coordination and update process for the State Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is updated 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.
The 2023 update of the State Plan is currently underway and is expected to be released at the end of next year.
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.