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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
Laramie, Wyoming
Local Counties: (Southeast) Goshen, Carbon, Laramie, Albany, Platte

Pinedale: Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 10:30AM
Commissioner’s meeting room in the Sublette County Courthouse
Pinedale, Wyoming
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

Meeting Objectives:
• 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)

• Floodplain Administrators

• Planning/Community Development

• Rural Electric Cooperatives

• Fire Protection Districts

PLEASE RSVP to indicating the date & location you plan to attend.

Draft Agenda:
Post-Disaster Mitigation Projects and Planning Meeting


Disaster Overview
• Current status
• Damages and losses

Hazard Mitigation Grant Assistance
• Purpose and objectives
• Eligible applicants
• Grant requirements
• 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)
• Questions
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

Other Questions

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