- CDBG-MIT: Community Development Block Grant Mitigation Program
- CDBG-MIT Action Plan Requirements
Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) action plans must include a risk-based Mitigation Needs Assessment that identifies and analyzes all significant current and future disaster risks which provides a substantive basis for the activities proposed. The mitigation needs assessment requires grantees to collaborate with a variety of stakeholders that currently administer the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds. This collaboration is essential as it helps ensure the goals of CDBG-MIT funding. Grantees are required to use the most recent risk assessment from their state, local, or Indian tribal governments Hazard Mitigation Plans (HMP). The HMP is used as a starting place for outlining current risks within the HUD-identified "most impacted and distressed" areas.
Consult with the following partners when developing a Mitigation Needs Assessment:
Reach out to local stakeholders that are currently involved in administering FEMA’s HMP.
Review the risk assessment associated with the HMP and use these risks as a starting point for a Mitigation Needs Assessment.
The typical steps for conducting a risk assessment include:
For further clarification on the risk assessment process, view the Conducting a Mitigation Needs Assessment for CDBG-MIT webinar.
Consult with the agency administering the HMP and determine which risks from the HMP will be used in the Mitigation Needs Assessment. Grantees may also address risks that are not included in its jurisdiction's HMP but must at a minimum address the risks included in its jurisdiction’s HMP. The Mitigation Needs Assessment must quantitatively assess the significant potential impacts and risks of hazards affecting the following seven critical service areas, or community lifelines:
Lifelines are defined as the most fundamental services in the community that, when stabilized, enable all other aspects of society to function.
View the Community Lifelines Information Sheet.
Successful grantees will do the following: