Hazard ​Mitigation

2015-2016 Hazard Mitigation Plan  

Local Mitigation Planning Handbook: http://bit.ly/MitigationPlanningHandbook 

The 2015-2016 version  is the current version of the Baldwin County Mitigation Plan. 

The 2020-2021 Mitigation Plan Revision is currently in progress. 

Revisions of this plan are required by FEMA every five years. The revision process is overseen by the Baldwin County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee. This Committee is comprised of representatives from County and Municipal Government, Board of Education, Utility and Infrastructure; and contains a wide range of vocations and experience from emergency management, planning, engineering, floodplain administration, and building officials. This Committee of multi-disciplined professionals routinely works together to improve and promote resilience in Baldwin County. 

Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee (HMPC) BYLAWS 
Local Hazard Mitigation Planning General Info doc

Upcoming Meeting Agendas
HMPC Agenda Thu. 2021-02-18

Meeting Minutes (Draft/Final, as marked)
HMPC Minutes Draft 2021-02-18
HMPC Minutes Draft 2021-01-21
- HMPC Minutes Draft 2020-11-19 
HMPC Minutes Draft 2020-10-01
HMPC Minutes Draft 2020-08-13

See below for information on FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance Programs. 

 FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Guidance
      HMA Guidance Addendum
 HMA Guidance Fact Sheet 
 See page 32 in the HMA Guidance for this table and further information on eligibility. 

Hurricane Sally - DR-4563 Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Notice of Funding Availability  


This form is required to submit a project to the Baldwin County Hazard Mitigation Planning Committee for consideration; and will provide the necessary information for the MASTER LOI from Baldwin County. DO NOT include projects that were covered under the Public Assistance permanent repair and restoration section of the Disaster Relief Act. Additionally, each eligible applicant will submit their individual LOIs in the AEMA NB3 grants portal, as explained in the NOFA above.

Guidance and Information to Prepare for Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Applications for Individuals (residential flood mitigation and individual safe rooms) 
***Be prepared to supply proof of property ownership, prof of financial means to meet local/property owner cash match obligation, elevation certificates, photographs, fair market value information, etc., for residential flood mitigation projects.***

Complete necessary forms by clicking on the links for the appropriate form below.  
***There is a separate Mitigation Interest Form for INDIVIDUALS and LOCAL GOVERNMENT. Please pay attention and complete the appropriate Form.*** 

Mitigation Interest Survey Form INDIVIDUAL-Baldwin
Required  to complete and submit via email to BCEMA Planning & Grants Division manager, Danon Smith, to  apply for HMA Grants through Baldwin County email to bcema@baldwincountyal.gov or danon.smith@baldwincountyal.gov
You may also also call 251-972-6807 and ask for Danon or Karen if you need help accessing the forms. 

If you need help from the Baldwin County Building Department / Floodplain Administrator regarding building codes, elevation certificate information, Floodplain Management Regulations, or Flood Zone location information, visit their web page at https://baldwincountyal.gov/departments/building-inspection for information and guidance.

Mitigation Interest Survey Form Local Government-Baldwin

(Information is retained by the EMA Planning & Grants Division to help provide information and assistance from the local EMA, but it is is the requestor's responsibility to confirm receipt and follow-up on opportunities and information needed for applications that may be completed and submitted.) SEE also IMPORTANT RESOURCES FROM Alabama EMA and FEMA below. 


Alabama EMA Grants: Grants.EMA.Alabama.gov

Includes Alabama EMA's Grants Portal (NB3), Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Program information, and Applicant Briefing Recordings, and additional information may be accessed here. 

The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) provides grants to states and local governments to implement long-term hazard mitigation measures after a major disaster declaration. The purpose of the HMGP is to reduce the loss of life and property due to natural disasters and to enable mitigation measures to be implemented during the immediate recovery from a disaster. The HMGP is authorized under Section 404 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.

FEMA-Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants: FEMA.gov/grants/mitigation 

Includes Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Guidance, eligible project and applicant information, and resources to help interpret federal statutes, regulations and best practices about mitigation strategies.

Hazard mitigation is any sustainable action that reduces or eliminates long-term risk to people and property from future disasters. Mitigation planning breaks the cycle of disaster damage, reconstruction and repeated damage. Hazard mitigation includes long-term solutions that reduce the impact of disasters in the future.

FEMA's hazard mitigation assistance provides funding for eligible mitigation measures that reduce disaster losses. It also:

  • Reduces vulnerability of communities to disasters and their effects.
  • Promotes individual and community safety and their ability to adapt to changing conditions and withstand and rapidly recover from disruption due to emergencies (resilience).
  • Promotes community vitality after a disaster.
  • Lessens response and recovery resource requirements after a disaster.
  • Results in safer communities that are less reliant on external financial assistance.