As 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. Counties must update the plan every five years. Swift County and Lac qui Parle 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.
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/ as well as available at local libraries and we encourage you to review it by December 15th, 2019. 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.
- Swift County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan – 2019 (“In process pending FEMA review”)
- Lac qui Parle County All-Hazard Mitigation Plan – 2019 (“In process pending FEMA review”)