The HSEM Hazard Mitigation Team's mission is to reduce the risk to people and property from natural and human-caused hazards by developing and implementing long term mitigation measures that will reduce or eliminate the severe effects of future disasters. Within this website, you’ll find valuable information including a comprehensive list of mitigation programs that can aid in making your community safer.
Current Grant Opportunities
Hazard Mitigation Programs
- Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program (PDM)
- Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
- Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program
Hazard Mitigation Planning
Hazard mitigation planning
reduces the risk to people and property, and reduces the cost of recovering from a disaster. A hazard mitigation plan can help communities become more sustainable and disaster-resistant by focusing efforts on the hazards, disaster-prone areas and identifying appropriate mitigation actions. Effective mitigation planning and efforts can break the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage.
Hazard Mitigation Success Stories
Property Acquisition Success Story
A flash flood can occur at any time. Some areas of Minnesota see repetitive flooding and choose to mitigate the hazard. Watch this DPS/HSEM created video to see a success example of this in Pine County
State Hazard Mitigation Plan
The purpose of this Plan
is to identify the State’s major hazards, assess the vulnerability to those hazards, and take steps to reduce vulnerability using the technical and program resources of Minnesota agencies.
Point of contact
For additional information regarding Minnesota Hazard Mitigation, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.