NEW ROUND OF HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT FUNDING ANNOUNCED!
The New York State Office of Emergency Management has announced that a new round of Hazard Mitigation Grant (HMG) funding has begun. A portion of the Federal Disaster Funds from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee was earmarked for HMG applicants in the affected areas including Montgomery County. Grant information is available to download and review at the bottom of this page. Please contact Doug Greene, Senior Planner at 853-8155 or email@example.com for more information. These grant applications must be sponsored by a local government.
The Montgomery County Disaster Mitigation Steering Committee is leading the creation of a comprehensive hazards-mitigation plan for the County and its 21 municipalities.
Funded by the Montgomery County Board of Supervisors and a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), a contract has been awarded by the Board to Tetra Tech EM Inc. of Rockaway, New Jersey. The grant will cover an 18-month project to develop a multi-jurisdictional All-Hazards Mitigation Plan, prepared in accordance with state and federal standards and guidance.
The creation of this plan will allow the County and its participating municipalities to be eligible for future mitigation grant funding from FEMA. This is an opportunity for the County to create a detailed plan that will address a variety of potential hazards that could affect some or all of our citizens.
To develop a Pre-Disaster Mitigation Plan that will utilize all available resources to educate and inspire all citizens, business and civic leaders of Montgomery County to recognize potential disasters and implement projects that will mitigate their effect.
The goal of the plan is to identify projects that can reduce damages from future natural hazards. The plan will include a risk assessment and a hazard-mitigation strategy. The primary hazard in Montgomery County is flooding, but other potential hazards to be analyzed include severe storms, severe winter storms and wildfire.
The study focuses on existing and future buildings, infrastructure and critical facilities that might be impacted. Critical facilities include shelters and hospitals; infrastructure includes power-generation facilities, water utilities, roadways, railroads and communication systems.