Town of Colrain’s Hazard Mitigation Plan has received its formal approval from FEMA Region 1
Special thanks to the members of the sub-committee who assisted in the development of this plan: Mark Thibodeau, Nick Anzuoni, Chris Lannon, Scott Sullivan,Kevin French, Bobby Slowinski, David Greenberg, Elizabeth Erikson, Mike Friedlander And Jack Cavolick with technical assistance from Kimberly Noake-McPhee from the FRCOG.
Dear Mr. Fox,
Congratulations! The Town of Colrain’s Hazard Mitigation Plan has received its formal approval from FEMA Region 1. Your copy of the Formal Approval letter and Final review Tool are attached to this email. This plan approval now enables the Town to be eligible to apply for FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs. Your plan is good for a period of five years from the approval date in the letter.
Your hazard mitigation plan is a “living” document. Risk information and mitigation strategies found therein are applicable to other local planning, adaptation and resilience, and mitigation efforts, and should be shared for integration purposes as outlined in the plan maintenance section. In addition, this plan should be shared with your entire community through web postings, meetings, and other local conversations. Should you have any questions on the use of your plan, please contact any member of the Hazard Mitigation Unit at MEMA.
Hazard Mitigation Planner
Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
400 Worcester Road
Framingham, MA 01702
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
FEMA Region I
99 High Street, Sixth Floor
Boston, MA 02110-2132
November 30, 2020
Samantha C. Phillips, Director Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency
400 Worcester Road Framingham, Massachusetts 01702-5399
Dear Director Phillips: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Region I Mitigation Division has approved the Town of Colrain Hazard Mitigation Plan effective November 27, 2020 through November 26, 2025 in accordance with the planning requirements of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act), as amended, the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, and Title 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Part 201. With this plan approval, the jurisdiction is eligible to apply to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency for mitigation grants administered by FEMA. Requests for funding will be evaluated according to the eligibility requirements identified for each of these programs. A specific mitigation activity or project identified in this community’s plan may not meet the eligibility requirements for FEMA funding; even eligible mitigation activities or projects are not automatically approved. The plan must be updated and resubmitted to the FEMA Region I Mitigation Division for approval every five years to remain eligible for FEMA mitigation grant funding. Thank you for your continued commitment and dedication to risk reduction demonstrated by preparing and adopting a strategy for reducing future disaster losses. Should you have any questions, please contact Melissa Surette at (617) 956-7559 or Melissa.Surette@fema.dhs.gov. Sincerely, Captain W. Russ Webster, USCG (Ret.), CEM Regional Administrator FEMA Region I WRW:ms
cc: Sarah White, State Hazard Mitigation Officer, MEMA
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