Rensselaer County recently received grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to prepare the first update of its Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. Updates are mandatory on a five-year cycle following FEMA approval in order to comply with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 (DMA 2000) and maintain eligibility to apply for certain types of federal disaster mitigation project funding (such as the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program). As in the past, in order to maintain compliance with DMA 2000, communities must either prepare their own hazard mitigation plan or participate in a multi-jurisdictional plan development process.
Rensselaer County has again elected to use its grant funding to lead the effort for a multi-jurisdictional planning project for this first update, including Rensselaer County and each of its 22 constituent municipalities. The plan update process is being managed by the Rensselaer County Bureau of Public Safety. The Village of Nassau committed to participating in the update of the plan in February 2019.
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