|October 24, 2018||PDM Planning Grant Application ||All PDM presentation materials available online|
Covers the process to developing and applying for a FEMA Planning grant through the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant program. This training content is focused for tribal governments interested in learning about the PDM grant program.
|October 17, 2018||PDM Project Grant Application Development||View webinar recordings (multi-part)||All PDM presentations and materials available for download.|
Covers the process to developing and applying for a FEMA Project grant through the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant program. This training content is focused for tribal governments interested in learning about the PDM grant program. The Project subapplication webinar is presented in 4 parts.
Part 1: Funding cycle and priorities, Eligible Project types with several examples of funded projects.
Part 2: Project Scoping & what to consider when selecting a project.
Part 3: Developing a quality & complete Project subapplication: Scope of Work, Cost and Budgets.
Part 4: Additional project application elements: Damage History, Engineering Feasibility, Cost Effectiveness, & Environmental/Historic Preservation.
|October 10, 2018||Introduction to Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grants||View Webinar Recording||All PDM presentations and materials available for download.|
Provides an overview for Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant applicants to learn about the PDM program and what types of project are eligible for PDM applications. This training content is focused for tribal governments interested in learning about the PDM grant program.
|March 1, 2018 ||Building Resilient Communities with Green Infrastructure and Hazard Mitigation Planning||View this webinar and more from the EPA here|
The benefits of incorporating green infrastructure into hazard mitigation planning to improve community resiliency have long been recognized. In this webcast, presenters will focus on two pilot projects co-sponsored by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in which two communities enhanced their resiliency by integrating green infrastructure elements of their stormwater and watershed plans into their hazard mitigation plans to achieve co benefits such as improving water quality and preserving resources.
|February 7||Webinar: Release of the Tribal Mitigation Plan Review Guide||View the webinar recording (Closed Captioning)|
Note: The February 7 and 21 are the same webinar. Register for just one.
FEMA is releasing the Tribal Mitigation Plan Review Guide (Guide) which will update and supersede the existing tribal multi-hazard mitigation planning guidance issued in 2010. The updated policy document will guide how agency officials (mitigation planners) interpret regulatory requirements in their review and approval of tribal mitigation plans. The Guide will become effective on December 5, 2018.
Please join the FEMA Region 10 Mitigation Planning Team and Regional Tribal Affairs for a webinar presentation on the new guide including the basic requirements for standard and enhanced mitigation plans, and updated plan review tool. A Q&A session will follow the presentation.
|December 8, 2017||Informing Recovery through Natural Hazards Mitigation Planning||View webinar recording (Closed Captioning)||Download the presentation and other referenced materials from the webinar|
A key goal of both hazard mitigation and recovery is increasing resilience. Although these two activities differ in many respects, this shared objective of increased resilience allows mitigation and recovery planning to reinforce one another and leverage greater benefits within the development of plans, and programs or projects. Because both mitigation and recovery planning can be carried out pre-disaster, there is generally ample time to coordinate activities and promote more widespread attention to resilience.
Join the FEMA Region 10 Mitigation and Recovery Planning Team, and guest speakers as we review opportunities for integration, review examples, and identify resources.
|November 17, 2017||Integrating Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans into Local Planning||View the webinar recording (Closed Captioning)||Download the presentation, Safe Growth Audit, and all other documents from the webinar.|
Local plans, such as the comprehensive plan, economic development plan, and transportation plan, establish policies that are intended to guide a community’s day-to-day land use decisions and capital facilities expenditures. These policies have a major impact on whether people and property are exposed to natural hazards as well as the extent to which they are vulnerable to injury and damage. Therefore, it is imperative that these policies are based on best available hazard data, including the nature of local hazards, the vulnerability of people and property, and the potential destruction that can be caused by these hazards. This hazard data is the foundation on which natural hazard mitigation plans are developed.
Join the FEMA Region 10 Mitigation Planning Team and guest speakers as we look at opportunities for integration, review examples, and identify resources to integrate plans into local plans.
Jay Wilson is the Clackamas County Resilience Coordinator with the Department of Emergency Management.
Molly Mowery is president of Wildfire Planning International, a consulting firm dedicated to helping communities increase their resilience to wildfire.
|October 27, 2017||Addressing Social Equity / Vulnerable Populations through Mitigation Planning||View the webinar recording (Closed Captioning)||Download the presentation, equity tool, and more for the webinar|
Throughout the development and implementation of a community's natural hazards mitigation plan, there are opportunities to recognize key equity issues. For example, did the plan recognize the need to remedy the potential inequity of poorer populations being exposed to more hazardous locations, as an outcome of their lower incomes rather than of conscious choice. Planning teams are responsible for ensuring the public engagement process reaches all populations in the community and criteria is established so that mitigation strategies are designed to meet the needs of underserved populations. This webinar will provide examples and resources to improve your community's mitigation planning process.
Joining us are Jonna Papaefthimiou, Planner with City of Portland who used an Equity Analysis Screening tool to review mitigation strategies in their 2015 plan update; Himanshu Grover (AICP), Co-Director of the Institute for Hazard Mitigation and Planning, University of Washington, who will discuss the opportunities for communities to address social equity through the mitigation planning process.
|September 22, 2017||Establishing the Tribal Mitigation Planning Framework||View webinar recording (Closed Captioning)||Download the presentation for the September webinar|
FEMA Region 10 supports 271 tribes of which many have proactively developed a tribal mitigation plan. Tribal mitigation planning provides the framework for a multidisciplinary approach to natural hazards risk reduction. Join the FEMA Region 10 Mitigation Planning team as we provide an overview on tribal mitigation planning and guest speakers discuss how their respective tribes have approached mitigation planning. Topics include
• Tribal mitigation planning requirements
• The similarities and differences between tribal requirements and state/local planning requirements
• Technical assistance to develop mitigation plan
• Funding available to develop a plan/implement projects
|August 25, 2017||Incorporating Climate Adaptation into Natural Hazards Mitigation Planning||View webinar recording (Closed Captioning)||Download the presentation and materials for the August webinar|
Addressing ‘climate change’ at the local, state, or Tribal-level may feel like trying to tackle an amorphous idea, on top of an already heavy work load. The natural hazards mitigation plan, however, can provide a structured format for addressing specific impacts of climate change within existing planning efforts; and provide a starting point for linking with other planning mechanisms. This webinar will explore the potential of the plan and the planning process for addressing climate science and adaptation options. Topics covered will include where to find data on climate change impacts, how to prioritize specific impacts for your community, and examples of integrating data into the hazard risk assessments and mitigation actions.
• Michael Cardwell, Community Services Director, Quinault Indian Nation
• Dan Rizza, Program on Sea Level Rise, Climate Central
|July 28, 2017||Developing an Effective Mitigation Strategy||View Webinar Recording (Closed Captioning)||Download the presentation and materials for the webinar|
The heart of any natural hazards mitigation plan is the mitigation strategy. The strategy serves as the long-term blueprint for reducing your potential losses identified in the risk assessment. The mitigation strategy describes how you will accomplish the overall purpose of the planning process. This webinar will explore how to connect your risk and capability assessments with your mitigation strategy, engage specific audiences in developing the strategy, and the process to identify and prioritize specific actions to reduce risk.
Join the FEMA Region 10 Mitigation Planning Team as we look at the mitigation strategy components, review specific Region 10 examples, and identify resources to assist with developing your mitigation plan strategy.
|June 23, 2017||Integrating Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans and Community Wildfire Protection Plans||View Webinar Recording (Closed Captioning)||Download the presentation and materials from the webinar|
Natural Hazard Mitigation Plans (NHMP) and Community Wildfire Protection Plans (CWPP) both benefit communities striving to reduce risk to natural hazards. Though one plan is focused on the wildfire hazard and other is focused on multi-natural hazards, the requirements of what needs to be in the plans are similar. As a result, some communities have chosen to integrate the two planning documents. Join the FEMA Region 10 mitigation planning team as we highlight the benefits of integration, steps communities can take to integrate their current NHMP and CWPP, and how the state agencies can work together to achieve plan integration.
Joining us are Idaho Department of Lands and Idaho Emergency Management staff who have developed a process in Idaho to work with communities in plan integration, as well as a plan review process between the two state agencies.
|May 26, 2017||Performing Natural Hazard Risk Assessments||View Recording (Closed Captioning)||Download presentation and materials from the webinar|
Risk assessments form the factual basis for community/tribal natural hazard mitigation plans. In addition to informing the mitigation strategy, the risk assessment can be used to establish emergency preparedness and response priorities, for land use and comprehensive planning, and for decision making by elected officials, city and county departments, businesses, and organizations in your community.
Join the FEMA Region 10 Mitigation Planning Team as we show you how to go through the natural hazard risk assessment process, identify available data and stakeholder resources for conducting risk assessments, and provide insight into how to use the risk assessment.
Guest Speakers from Oregon's Department of Geology and Mineral Industries (DOGAMI) will show examples of their risk assessment process and products
|April 21, 2017||Developing FEMA Mitigation Planning Grants||View Recording (Closed Captioning)||Download the presentation and materials from the webinar|
Join us to learn about:
• FEMA planning grants offered through the Hazard Mitigation Assistance program
• Best practices in developing a planning grant scope of work
• Fundable planning activities
• Process to developing and applying for a FEMA planning grant, whether through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) or Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant program.
• Steven Randolph, FEMA Region 10 Hazard Mitigation Assistance Senior Specialist
• Angie Lane, Oregon State Hazard Mitigation Officer
• Susan Cleverley, Idaho State Hazard Mitigation Officer
|March 31, 2017||Effective Public Engagement in Mitigation Planning||View recording (Closed Captioning)||Download the presentation and materials from the webinar|
What is your community's mitigation outreach strategy? What stakeholders do you engage throughout the mitigation planning process? Do you engage both internal and external audiences? What techniques work best for your community?
A plan that accurately reflects the community’s values and priorities is likely to have greater legitimacy and “buy-in”, and greater success in implementing mitigation actions and projects to reduce risk. Planning teams need to ensure that stakeholders and the general public are given opportunities to be involved during the planning process and in the plan’s maintenance and implementation.
In this webinar, the FEMA Region 10 Mitigation Planning team will look at various options in developing a mitigation plan outreach strategy that engage both internal stakeholders and the public. We will look at examples of surveys, websites, world café, and other means to engage the public.
|February 24, 2017||Building the Mitigation Planning Team||View Recording (Closed Captioning)||Download materials here|
Does your community have a designated team focusing on community mitigation? How is your team organized? Is the team effective in advocating for mitigation throughout the community?
A critical task in the planning process is to assemble a planning team of representatives from each jurisdiction and partner organization. These planning partners have the expertise to develop the plan, and their organizations have the authority to implement the mitigation strategy developed through the planning process. This is the core group of people responsible for developing and reviewing drafts of the plan, creating the mitigation strategy, and submitting the final plan for local adoption.
This webinar will look at who should be part of a planning team, the role the planning team plays, and the different levels of engagement the team will have with external stakeholders in both updating the plan and implementing the plan.
|January 27, 2017||Introduction to Natural Hazards Mitigation Planning||View Recording (Closed Captioning)||Download the Webinar Materials|
What is mitigation planning? What is a mitigation plan? Should you complete a mitigation plan only for a grant? Can you integrate the mitigation plan with other local plans? Join us in January as we provide an overview on mitigation planning and set the stage for all the upcoming 2017 topics. We’ll look at different agencies involved in mitigation planning; describe the planning process; provide the benefits to a mitigation planning; identify stakeholders involved in mitigation planning; and highlight resources and guidance for mitigation plan development and implementation.
Join the FEMA Region 10 Mitigation Planning team as we provide an overview of mitigation planning and answer your questions.