Welcome to the Vermont Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security Mitigation page.
What is Hazard Mitigation
“Hazard mitigation” means any effort to reduce or eliminate loss of life and property by taking measures to reduce the impacts of future disasters. Mitigation funds are available to states after federal disaster declarations to allow for grants to communities with identified mitigation opportunities. Examples include flood-proofing of flood-prone public buildings, improvement of drainage structures in flood-prone areas, and the buy-out and demolition of homes which have suffered repetitive flooding. To be deemed eligible for Hazard Mitigation grant funding, all proposed projects must meet FEMA eligibility requirements, including benefit-cost standards. Mitigation reduces the long term public costs of disasters.
At the top of the page are links to the state Hazard Mitigation Plan and a link to applications and other forms and guidance for communities interested in pursuing Hazard Mitigation grants. Please contact State Hazard Mitigation Officer Ray Doherty (firstname.lastname@example.org; 802-241-5258) or Hazard Mitigation Planner Misha Bailey (email@example.com; 802-241-5362) for assistance in identifying and developing Hazard Mitigation projects.