Manatee County Government Administrative Center Honorable Patricia M. Glass Commission Chambers 9:00 a.m. - December 10, 2019
December 10, 2019 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #86

Local Mitigation Strategy Plan Five-Year Update


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Nicole Knapp, Manatee County Public Safety, ext. 7824 Nicole.knapp@mymanatee.org

Action Requested

Manatee County Local Mitigation Strategy Plan five-year update, review, and approval process.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

44 CFR (Code of Federal Regulations) 201.6

Background Discussion

The Local Mitigation Strategy Plan (LMS) is the representation of a jurisdictions commitment to identifying, evaluating and planning to reduce risks from natural and man-made hazards. This living document analyzes a wide range of community plans, capabilities, stakeholders and community characteristics to develop effective mitigation initiatives for the community, while also serving as a guide for decision makers as they commit resources to reducing the effects of hazards. Furthermore, the Robert T. Stafford Act requires communities to have an approved LMS plan before they are eligible for federal mitigation grants. These grants include: The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM), and Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA).

While Federal regulations require the plan to be updated every five years, Florida Administrative Code 27P-22.004 requires that the plan be reviewed annually and that updates be submitted to the state by the last business day in January of every year to be eligible for HMGP. These regulations are designed to inspire regular review of the LMS so that it truly does exist as a living document within each community.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
$0 001.0007001 Emergency Management

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  _MC LMS 2019 Update 2nd DRAFT 11192019.pdf
Attachment:  Dec 10 2019 Report.pdf