KyEM has decided to continue their collaborative and successful partnership with the University of Louisville’s Center for Hazards Research and Policy Development (CHR) for this project. CHR has worked to assist KyEM in the development of their two prior mitigation plans and has provided technical assistance with their enhanced plan production. This team is a proven partner to FEMA with an established track record for maximizing federal funding to address statewide mitigation planning, projects, and overall program implementation. The 2007 update process created several high notes for our planning process, which included:
- Integrating all local hazard mitigation plans into the 2007 update.
- A three-fold increase in stakeholder involvement from the 2004 version to the 2007 version of the State Hazard Mitigation Plan.
- The establishment of new and improved data coordination practices.
- Praise from FEMA Region IV regarding our new Vulnerability Assessment Model.
- The provision of technical assistance and additional capacity to support local mitigation efforts.
- Began migrating toward an Enhanced State Hazard Mitigation Plan.
The 2010 update will strive to duplicate and improve on past success. It will also contain a dynamic and innovative item known as "CHAMPS", which stands for Commonwealth Hazard Assessment and Mitigation Planning System.
More information about CHAMPS can be found in the 'Presentations' tab.
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and Kentucky Division of Emergency Management (KYEM)
June, 2009 - October, 2010
David M. Simpson, PhD, AICP (UofL), PI
Josh Human, Project Manager
Project Staff Lead(s):
Sara Evans - Graduate Research Assistant (UofL)
Matthew Greer - Greaduate Research Assistant (UofL)
KYEM along with many other state agency stakeholders