Hazard Mitigation

The Stafford Act, as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, requires counties and tribes to develop and adopt hazard mitigation plans to become eligible for hazard mitigation grant program funds.  SWMPC staff provides assistance to counties and the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi on developing Hazard Mitigation Plans that inventory potential hazards, assess risks and vulnerabilities from the hazards, and develop mitigation strategies to reduce and prevent losses from future disasters. 

More information visit FEMA – Hazard Mitigation Planning

2016 Van Buren County Hazard Mitigation Plan Update (pdf)

2005 Van Buren County Hazard Mitigation Plan (pdf)

2020 Berrien County Hazard Mitigation Project page