The Mitigation Section of IOEM works with all 44 counties and five Tribes throughout the state of Idaho to ensure that each jurisdiction has a plan to reduce and minimize the long-term risk associated with man-made and natural hazards and disasters. This includes everything from plans to mitigate the effects of earthquakes, to passing through grant funds for projects addressing areas prone to annual flooding. Mitigation identifies hazards and associated vulnerabilities within the state and provides a comprehensive strategy to reduce further disaster losses through sound mitigation projects. The IOEM Mitigation Section assists the state and jurisdictions with grants for plans and projects.
Hazard Mitigation Plan
The update and approval of the 2018 State of Idaho Hazard Mitigation Plan (SHMP) was a significant and critically important milestone for the IOEM Mitigation Section and SHMP multi-agency planning team. Mitigation efforts provide long-term risk reduction programs that build resiliency to multiple hazards, so maintaining a current plan benefits communities throughout the state. The Mitigation Section processed more than 20 project applications totaling more than $8 million, which are pending FEMA review and award. Read the state plan here.
Fast Mitigation Facts
Mitigation Section Chief