The goals of the Hazard Mitigation Plan are to protect public health and safety, invest in property protection, foster an economy that promotes mitigation, create a health and equitable environment, and promote public awareness of hazard risk and mitigation. The Mitigation Strategy is our long-term plan toward supporting these goals by reducing hazard risk and vulnerability across New York City. By synthesizing the content of the Hazard Mitigation Plan into forward-looking, actionable items, the Mitigation Strategy helps guide how we prioritize and implement actions that mitigate hazards throughout the city.
The Mitigation chapter is organized into three sections:
- Mitigation Strategy
- Capabilities Assessment
- Mitigation Actions Database
Agencies leading actions which support mitigation efforts in New York City can qualify for FEMA funding to support implementation and scalability for those actions. Previous mitigation grant successes include:
FEMA granted the Fresh Creek Tide Gate project $800,000 in 2022 to support ongoing coastal restoration and protection efforts following damage from Hurricane Sandy (Fresh Creek Tide Gate).
In 2021, FEMA provided $19.84 million in funding for the Breukelen Houses Stormwater Protection project, which utilized nature-based solutions to implement a cost-effective stormwater management system in the NYCHA development (Breukelen Houses Stormwater Protection).
FEMA granted the Hunts Point Food Security Mitigation Project $14.68 million in 2021 to support floodproofing for at-risk facilities in the Food Distribution Center (FDC) campus in Hunts Point (Hunts Point Food Security Mitigation Project).