Public meeting in Pinedale for FEMA hazard mitigation project grants Sept. 20
by Wyoming Office of Homeland Security
September 19, 2011
Looking for grant funds to accomplish a mitigation project in your community?
The Wyoming Office of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are hosting four meetings in Wyoming during the week of September 19, 2011. The purpose of these meetings is to provide information to local governments on the recent flood disaster, the availability of FEMA hazard mitigation grant funding for projects to reduce future disaster losses and information pertinent to updating your local hazard mitigation plans to reflect new projects and priorities.
Please plan to join us for coffee, donuts and information. Investing a few hours of your time has the potential to pay huge dividends for your community! Mark your calendar and plan to participate in one of these meetings:
Laramie: Monday, September 19, 2011, 10:30AM
1558 North 23rd Street
Local Counties: (Southeast) Goshen, Carbon, Laramie, Albany, Platte
Pinedale: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 10:30AM
Commissioners meeting room in the Sublette County Courthouse
Local Counties: (West & Central-West) Fremont, Northern Arapaho & Eastern Shoshone Tribes, Teton, Sublette, Sweetwater, Lincoln, Uinta
Casper: Wednesday, Sept. 21, 10:30AM
100 West B Street, Room A
Local Counties: (Central & Central-East) Niobrara, Converse, Natrona, Washakie, Hot Springs
Buffalo: Thursday, Sept. 22, 10:30 AM
26 North Desmet Avenue
Local Counties: (Northwest) Johnson, Crook, Park, Campbell, Big Horn, Sheridan, Weston
Provide an overview on the flood disaster and the presidential disaster declaration.
Provide information on the availability and application process for the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and other mitigation grant funds to implement local natural hazard mitigation projects and to develop or update hazard mitigation plans. (HMGP is also known as 404 mitigation funds, as it is authorized by Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act).
Identify potential HMGP projects listed in your local hazard mitigation plans and discuss new projects identified post disaster.
Discuss needed updates to local mitigation plans based on disaster experience, including updating actions and priorities.
Who should attend?
Local government staff and officials, including members of the local mitigation planning teams, are encouraged to attend. Important participants at the county, municipal, and district levels include following:
City Managers/County Administrators
Emergency Management County Coordinators
Public Works/Road and Bridge
Engineers (Local and Contractors)
Rural Electric Cooperatives
Fire Protection Districts
PLEASE RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating the date & location you plan to attend.
Post-Disaster Mitigation Projects and Planning Meeting
Damages and losses
Hazard Mitigation Grant Assistance
Purpose and objectives
Types of eligible projects
Hazard Mitigation Grant Program(HMGP) DR-WY-4007
o State priorities
o Funding and timelines
o Application process
Additional Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Grants
o Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM)
o Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA)
o Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) & Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL)
Local Mitigation Strategy Update
Review local mitigation plan status and proposed actions
Assess disaster impacts and vulnerabilities
Identify potential HMGP projects
Discuss changes to priorities and other plan updates