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:

Pennsylvania’s Hazard Mitigation Plan Standard Operating Guide (2020)

The Standard Operating Guide (SOG) documents standard operating procedures for hazard mitigation planning in Pennsylvania by capturing FEMA requirements, clarifying and combining existing guidance, 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 Hazard Descriptions (with hazard icons), and Multi-Objective Mitigation Action Prioritization Methodology. The updated document also includes information on historic properties and cultural resources, and newly released high hazard potential dam (HHPD) guidance. 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 2020 SOG.

Mitigation Planning Resources

Mitigation Grant Resources

Pennsylvania Silver Jackets Resources

Pennsylvania Plans & Studies

Federal Agencies

State Agencies

Regional Organizations

Professional Organizations