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MS Excel Icon HMGP Allocation
Powerpoint Icon Non-Disaster briefing
Powerpoint Icon Gustav & Ike Applicant Briefing
Powerpoint Icon June 13th 2008, State Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Video Conference Briefing Slides (920 KB)
MS Excel Icon GOHSEP Hazard Mitigation Specialist Assignments
 (53 KB) -  as of  June 12, 2008.

The State Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Briefing/Video Conference - June 13th at 2 PM

MSWordIcon HMGP Letter of Interest
(47 KB)

Release of 260 Million 1603/1607 May 2008 (2.20 MB) 

MSWordIcon State of Louisiana HMGP Application
(263 KB)

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Instructions to Complete an LA HMGP Application
(225 KB)
GOHSEP Hazard Mitigation Administrator Assignments
 (965 KB) - Map designating areas of responsibility for Hazard Mitigation Administrators; as of  May 15, 2008.
MS Excel IconHazard Mitigation Personnel Contact List
(25 KB) 

Planning Pilot Grant Officers (3.9 MB) - Map designating Planning Pilot Grant Project Officers; as of  March  2008.

Powerpoint IconState Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Briefing Slides
 (8.9 MB)
 - Video Conference slides from the February 28, 2008 State Hazard Mitigation Plan Update briefing. Questions or comments may be submitted  to Brenda Cooper bcooper@ohsep.louisiana.gov.
State Hazard Mitigation Plan Update Briefing
GOHSEP,  with the help of the LSU Agricultural Center, has scheduled a briefing regarding the on-going update of the State of Louisiana Hazard Mitigation Plan. 
Pre-Disaster, Flood Mitigation Assistance Repetitive Flood Claims & Severe Repetitive Loss Briefing - FY 2008 detailed briefing (410 KB)

Pre-Disaster, Flood Mitigation Assistance Repetitive Flood Claims & Severe Repetitive Loss Briefing - FY 2008 video conference briefing (253 KB)

Disaster 1668 - April 23, 2007 - Hazard Mitigation briefing for the severe storms and flooding that occurred in North Louisiana in October 2006

Powerpoint IconFMA, RFC, PDM FY2007 Briefing Slides - November 2006  (680 KB)
MSWordIconParishes/Communities with FEMA approved FMA plans (136 KB)

Mitigation Newsletter - Vol 1, Issue 2 for September 2006  (287 KB)

HMGP Training Information - December 16, 2005
Katrina/Rita HMGP Application Preparation Information - November 14, 2005
Orleans Parish Environmental Considerations & Contracts
2005 Louisiana Threatened & Endangered Species
Katrina - Public Assistance & Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

MSWordIconInterim Procedures Hazard Mitigation Payment Processing  (28KB)

 Plans
2008 State Hazard Mitigation Plan
 Information
FEMA e-Grants Helpdesk: 1-866-476-0544  
Access via the Web:
https://portal.fema.gov
HazardMaps.gov - FEMA worked in partnership with NOAA, through the Multihazard Mapping Initiative, to create multihazard mapping web pages. The objective is to maintain a living atlas of hazards data and map services for advisory purposes supplied from a network of hazard and base map providers.
 Forms

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) Application Information 2008 Distribution
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HMGP Engineering Checklist  MSWordIcon (71 KB)
 Reference Documents

Code Office Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)Reimbursement Guidelines Document Checklist MSWordIcon

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program FAQs
FY 2005 Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program Guidance
FY 2005 Flood Mitigation Assistance Attachment  III FY 2005 FMA Deadline Reference Table
Hazard Profiles Index

Mitigation Fact Sheet - Cost Sharing & Matching

Mitigation E-grant Procedures & Guidelines
Property Acquisition Handbook for Local Communities (1.2MB) - "how to" guide to help communities work through one specific hazard mitigation alternative known as property acquisition (also referred to as "buyout"). This handbook also contains a toolkit with tools and forms, including checklists, fact sheets, and briefing notes, to aid the process.
Reduce Your Risk From Natural Disasters  (2.1MB )
Disaster Mitigation is any action or measure that either prevents that occurrence of a disaster or reduces the severity of its effects.

Hazard Mitigation Planning is an important aspect of a successful mitigation program. Hazard mitigation planning is a collaborative process whereby hazards affecting the community are identified, vulnerability to the hazards are assessed, and consensus reached on how to minimize or eliminate the effects of these hazards.

The Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program provides technical and financial assistance to the State and local governments for cost-effective pre-disaster hazard mitigation activities that complement a comprehensive mitigation program, and reduce injuries, loss of life, and damage and destruction of property.

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) provides grants to the State and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. The purpose of the program is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster.


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