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Local Hazard Mitigation Plan

2023 Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 

The City of Los Angeles has received a grant to prepare and update its Local Hazard Mitigation Plan (LHMP). The aim for this plan is to -- with community input -- identify and assess the hazards to which the City is most vulnerable and develop mitigation strategies to reduce its vulnerability to the risks inherent in natural and human-made hazards.


Community Hazard Awareness Survey

Los Angeles is committed to engaging the community throughout the LHMP update process. An anonymous survey has been designed to help the City better prepare our communities to withstand the hazards and potential disasters most prevalent in the area. Information you provide will directly support the development of strategies and actions to reduce vulnerability to potential hazards.

To request paper copies of the survey for completion, email the following to -- your contact information (including postal address), organization name (if any), and number of copies needed.

Thank you taking the time to participate!





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Hazard Mitigation Planning

The LHMP goes through a major update every five years. Mitigation plans must be reviewed and updated, formally approved by federal and state governing bodies, and then formally adopted by the City as part of receiving approval. LA City’s LHMP is due for renewal and is being updated based on regulations found in the current Local Mitigation Planning Policy Guide of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).



LHMP State/Federal Approval

An approved and adopted LHMP will make the City eligible to apply for grant funding to reduce vulnerability to disasters within the community and help break the disaster cycle to ensure a sustainable future for Angelenos.

Maintaining an up-to-date LHMP is a federal requirement in order for the City to be eligible for certain mitigation grant funding opportunities. 

The following mitigation grant funding sources are available through FEMA:

  • Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP)
  • Pre-disaster Mitigation Program (PDM)
  • Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FMA)
  • Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC)
  • HMGP Post-Fire Assistance
  • Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dam (HHPD)

Related FEMA Links

Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants
HHPD Grant Program


LA City's current Local Hazard Mitigation Plan


Community Engagement

As part of this planning process, LA has formed a steering committee to oversee the plan’s update and prepared a public survey. It consists of governmental as well as non-governmental stakeholders within the planning area. All steering committee meetings are open to public viewing and comment. 

(Note: Upon request, the City of Los Angeles shall provide reasonable accommodation for effective communication and participation. To make a request, email or call (213) 369-0139, preferably 10 working days in advance of the event.)


LHMP Steering Committee Meetings - 2023



  • Steering Committee Agenda #4 - September 26  
    • POSTPONED: New date TBA


Plan Update Oversight

The City’s Emergency Management Department (EMD) is overseeing the plan update process.

Please email EMD for more information about how they are coordinating the plan update process: