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Governance – Authorities & References

Authorities Laws:

  • Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), as amended
  • National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended
  • National Dam Safety Program Act (Pub. L. 92-367), as amended


  • 44 CFR Part 201 Mitigation Planning
  • 44 CFR, Part 60, Subpart A, including § 60.3 Flood plain management criteria for flood-prone areas
  • 44 CFR Part 77 Flood Mitigation Grants
  • 44 CFR Part 206 Subpart N. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program.

References Executive Orders (EOs):

  • EO 12898, Federal Actions to Address Environmental Justice in Minority Populations and LowIncome Populations (February 1994).
  • EO 13690, Establishing a Federal Flood Risk Management Standard and a Process for Further Soliciting and Considering Stakeholder Input (October 2015, revoked in 2017 and reinstated in May 2021 by Executive Order 14030 on Climate-Related Financial Risk).
  • EO 13985, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government (January 2021).
  • EO 13990, Protecting Public Health and the Environment and Restoring Science to Tackle the Climate Crisis (January 2021).
  • EO 14008, Tackling the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad (January 2021)

Presidential Policy Directives (PPD):

  • PPD 8 National Preparedness (March 2011).
  • PPD 21 Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience (February 2013).

FEMA and U.S. Department of Homeland Security doctrine:

  • National Mitigation Investment Strategy (August 2019).
  • National Preparedness Goal (Second Edition, September 2015)
  • National Mitigation Framework (June 2016).

FEMA Policies:

  • “Restrictions on Grant Obligations to State, Tribal, and Local Governments without a FEMA Approved Mitigation Plan” (FP 306-112-1, August 19, 2013).
  • Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance (February 27, 2015).
  • Hazard Mitigation Assistance Guidance, Program Administration by States Pilot, Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, October 2017.
  • Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dams Grant Program Guidance (FP 104-008-7, June 2020).
  • Mitigation Assistance: Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (FP-104-008-05, February 14, 2022).

Reference: FEMA Local Mitigation Planning Policy Guid.

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