On behalf of BOLDplanning, a division of Agility, congratulations to the Atlanta-Fulton County Emergency Management Agency (AFCEMA) for obtaining FEMA approval for their recently updated Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

For several months, BOLDplanning, AFCEMA, and other plan stakeholders, including the cities of Alpharetta, Atlanta, Chattahoochee Hills, College Park, East Point, Fairburn, Hapeville, Johns Creek, Milton, Mountain Park, Palmetto, Roswell, Sandy Springs, South Fulton, and Union City, have collaborated to update the county’s previous plan (as required by FEMA). The project, as with other hazard mitigation plans, involved identifying/profiling hazards, determining/updating the status of previous mitigation projects, and identifying new projects, among other things. The plan will serve Fulton County and all the participating jurisdictions for a period of five years.

FEMA’s approval of the Fulton County Multijurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan confirms compliance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (Public Law 106-390) and ensures the county’s continued eligibility for mitigation grants (pre- and post-disaster). These include but are not limited to the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grant Program.

Funds from such programs are commonly used by state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments to s