As a result of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, FEMA required that in order to be eligible for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds, a local unit of government (county, city, and township) must first have in place a multi-hazard mitigation plan. Swift County must update the plan every five years. Swift County, with the assistance of the Upper Minnesota Valley Regional Development Commission (UMVRDC), has been tasked with updating the All-Hazard Mitigation plan to meet the requirements of the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.
It is the county’s goal to involve a great variety of people to ensure that key interests and issues are not left out and increase the chance for lasting solutions. A task force was assembled to represent all participating entities (county, city and townships) and to guide the planning. Thanks to all of you who participated in the Plan update process either by input or direct participation in the local taskforce.
The plan draft has been submitted by the State to FEMA for their review and input. The plan draft is available for review on the UMVRDC website at https://umvrdc.org/hazard-mitigation/ and we encourage you to review it. Further engagement will be forthcoming across all jurisdictions to ensure full and complete public input as the Plan is under final review by FEMA and prepared for formal adoption by each jurisdiction.Review Plan