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Hazard Mitigation Workshop

06/25/2019 - 12:00 PM

In order to prepare for the Notice of Funding Opportunity we are anticipating in late summer-early fall for the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) grant programs, I am working with FEMA to provide a Hazard Mitigation Plan Implementation and Grant Development Workshop in June. (Click on this link to find out more information about FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants

HM Workshop Agenda

This workshop will be on June 25-26, 2019 (June 26 will be a half day). Day one of the workshop will be held at the St. Jones Reserve Coastal Training Center (818 Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901) and day two will be held at DEMA (165 Brick Store Landing Road, Smyrna, DE 19977). Some of the topics we are planning to cover include risk communication and tools, connecting the dots between mitigation plans and projects, and application development. The full agenda is attached for your review. The intended audience for this workshop are County, Municipal, and State Agency representatives who participate in the hazard mitigation planning process and/or would like to participate in any of FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance grant programs. Lunch will be provided on day one!


As you may know, when submitting the State Application for PDM and FMA we are required to prioritize all the projects we submit to FEMA on a variety of criteria. As an incentive to attend this workshop, we will be offering additional points to organizations who attend when prioritizing the projects we submit during the 2019 application cycle. Those who attend Day 1 will receive 5 additional points, and those who attend Day 2 will receive 3 additional points (so, each organization has the opportunity to receive 8 additional points if they send a representative to both days).

You will be required to register for this workshop using the Delaware Learning Center (DLC). To do so, log into your DLC Account and search “DEMA Mitigation Plan and Grant Development Workshop” in the search function at the top right corner of the page. If you do not have an account with the Delaware Learning Center or are unsure how to access it, a guidance document is attached to this email.