TO: Local Officials/Agencies
FROM: Cody Roblyer, Planning Specialist
Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission
DATE: March 12, 2021
SUBJECT: Hazard Mitigation Project Requests
GLS Region V Planning and Development Commission has applied for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) funding to complete an update to the Hazard Mitigation Plans for Genesee and Lapeer Counties. The Hazard Mitigation Plans outline hazards that each county may experience, along with actions and projects to prevent or recover from each hazard.
Staff has included a list of hazard mitigation projects that were included in the previous hazard mitigation plan updates. Please review these lists of projects and provide a brief update on any projects that were submitted by your agency. Providing an update on previously included projects is a requirement by FEMA.
As part of the update process, staff is also requesting new hazard mitigation projects to be included in the plan so that FEMA will know what the priorities of each community are if funding becomes available. Each community that seeks to gain grant eligibility for hazard mitigation projects must have participated in the plan’s development. Throughout the update process, there will be opportunities for input that meet the requirements. Eligible project submittals will be incorporated into the plan update document. When submitting your project, please make sure to include:
• Relative Priority Level
• Project Timeline
• Name of the agency that will be implementing the project
The completed form for new projects and updates on previously included projects must be returned to the Region V Planning and Development Commission by 5 PM on Friday, March 26, 2021. Please send to Cody Roblyer, Planning Specialist at email@example.com.
Enclosed is a list of projects included in the previous hazard mitigation plan update, a copy of the new project submittal form, hazard listings, and FEMA project eligibility information.
For questions, please contact Cody Roblyer, Planning Specialist, at (810)766-6570 or firstname.lastname@example.org.