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Posted on: March 3, 2023

South Central Regional Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan

South Central Regional Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan
Draft Plan Ready for Review

Hamden – The South Central Regional Council of Governments (SCRCOG) and its fifteen municipalities, including Hamden, are working together to prepare an update to the Multi-Jurisdiction Hazard Mitigation Plan. Updates are required every five years.

Hazard Mitigation Plans form the foundation for a community's long-term strategy to increase its resiliency to natural disasters.  The greatest value of a hazard mitigation plan is in the implementation of mitigation measures that reduce or eliminate short- and long- term risk to life and property.

Once approved by FEMA, the plan makes each municipality eligible for pre- and post-disaster mitigation grant funding through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) programs and other non-emergency disaster assistance. This grant funding may be used for projects that mitigate risk, build resilient infrastructure and transit systems, and protect the natural environment.

SCRCOG has held two public meetings and issued a public opinion survey. The next step in this process is to review the draft plan. The draft plan is now available for public comment. All documents have been posted to the SCRCOG website here:

For more information, please contact SCRCOG’s Senior Transportation Planner/ Finance Manager, Rebecca Andreucci, at (203) 466-8601 or by email at

For further information, please contact Deputy Chief of Staff, Alexa M. Panayotakis, at (203) 287-7100 or by email at

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