Available through FEMA’s National Mitigation Planning Program and hosted by the Emergency Management Institute, or EMI), the course, L/K 318, is intended for community officials, emergency managers, planners, planning consultants, and other individuals who are involved in hazard mitigation planning at the local level. By participating in the course, whether virtually or in person, you will be better qualified to: 

  • Understand the specific requirements of the hazard mitigation planning process
  • Engage community members in the mitigation planning process, including key stakeholders and the public-at-large
  • Assess identified risks from natural hazards and develop effective mitigation strategies
  • Address the elements of plan review, approval, and the five-year update cycle
  • Identify and potentially secure mitigation planning funding sources

At BOLDplanning, an Agility Recovery company, we understand the importance of hazard mitigation planning at every level of government. We also recognize the many challenges, including the lack of time, resources, and information, that often come along with it. For these reasons and others, we encourage you to participate in this invaluable FEMA course, and to involve others in your community as well. 

Take time now to review FEMA’s factsheet regarding L/K 318, or contact the appropriate Regional Training Manager using the contact information located online at https://www.fema.gov/about/contact#regions.

As a reminder, FEMA’s National Mitigation Planning Program supports state, local, tribal, and territorial governments with risk-based mitigation planning to reduce or eliminate risks to life and property from natural hazards. The program focuses on building resilience through early and often stakeholder engagement, integration with community planning, and implementation of mitigation actions. To learn more visit, https://www.fema.gov/emergency-managers/risk-management/hazard-mitigation-planning.

BOLDplanning, now an Agility Recovery company, has been a leader in hazard mitigation planning since the enactment of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000). Given the opportunity, our team and online planning platform can seamlessly guide your jurisdiction through the plan development and FEMA review process. Email info@BOLDplanning.com to learn more today.