Resources For Local HMP Updates

The following resources can be used to assist with local HMP Updates and other hazard mitigation planning initiatives. For data downloads and resources, please visit the data webpage here. If you are interested in supervising an intern to assist with your local HMP Update or other hazard mitigation planning projects, please view the hazard mitigation planning internship webpage here. Specific resources for individual HMP components can also found on their respective webpages:

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s All-Hazard Mitigation Planning Standard Operating Guide (2013)

The Standard Operating Guide (SOG) documents standard operating procedures for hazard mitigation planning in Pennsylvania by capturing FEMA requirements, clarifying and combining existing guidance (particularly FEMA 386), and allowing communities a greater opportunity to excel in the preparation of hazard mitigation plans. The step-by-step “how-to” guidance provided in the SOG makes the hazard mitigation development process more manageable while creating consistency among local hazard mitigation plans. Key standards developed for and included in the SOG are: Model Plan Outline, Risk Factor Methodology, Standard List of Hazards, and Mitigation Action Evaluation Methodology. The guidance provided in the SOG allows PEMA to conduct a more thorough and detailed plan review in less time. Click here or on the image to the left to download the 2013 SOG.

As a component of the 2018 State HMP Update process, the SOG will also be updated. Please continue to visit for more information about the updated SOG.

Mitigation Planning Resources

Mitigation Grant Resources

Pennsylvania Silver Jackets Resources

Pennsylvania Plans & Studies

Federal Agencies

State Agencies

Regional Organizations

Professional Organizations