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Local Mitigation Strategy (2020)

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Collier County Multi-jurisdictional LMS (2020)

"The local mitigation plan is the representation of the jurisdiction’s commitment to reduce risks from natural hazards, serving as a guide for decision makers as they commit resources to reducing the effects of natural hazards. Local plans will also serve as the basis for the State to provide technical assistance and to prioritize project funding.” -44 CFR 201.6
The Collier County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) plan is a vital document to assist our community in identifying, evaluating and planning for natural hazards. This living document analyzes a wide range of community plans, capabilities, stakeholders and community characteristics to develop effective mitigation initiatives for your community. Furthermore, the Robert T. Stafford Act requires communities to have an approved LMS plan before they are eligible for federal mitigation grants. These grants include: The Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM) and Flood Mitigation Assistance Program (FEMA). Your county LMS plan may also be a vital piece to your Community Rating System (CRS) class.
This LMS is reviewed and approved by the State of Florida & FEMA every five years. 

The 2020 Collier County Multi-jurisdictional Strategy

FEMA's Approval Letter - This LMS expires on 13 April 2025

FEMA's Updated Approval Letter - May 15, 2020

FEMA's Updated Approval Letter - June 12, 2020

LMS Review Criteria 

COMPLETE DOCUMENT IN PDF-form (13 May 2020)

The Plan's Cover

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Summary of Changes (updated 20 Feb20)

Section One - Purpose, Organization & Outreach      (updated 20 Feb 20)

Section Two - Comprehensive Hazard Risk and Vulnerability Assessment (6 Mar 20)  

Section Three - Local Mitigation Strategy Goals and Objectives    (updated 20 Feb 20)   

Section Four - Procedures for Prioritizing Collier's Hazard Mitigation Projects (updated 20 Feb 20

Section Five- Application Process and Funding Sources     (updated 20 Feb 20)

Section Six - Monitoring, Evaluating and Updating the Plan and Incorporation of the LMS  Concepts into Existing Plans   (updated 20 Feb 20)

Annex A -Maps     (updated 31 Oct 19)

AnnexB - Resolutions of the Jurisdictions Adopting this LMS   

Board of County Commissioners (for unincorporated Collier County) (5 May 2020)

City of Naples (24 Apr 2020)

City of Marco Island (10 Apr 2020)

City of Everglades (3 June 2020)

Collier County Public Schools

Collier County Mosquito Control District (13 May 2020)

North Collier Fire Control and Rescue District (27 Apr 2020)

Greater Naples Fire Rescue District (23 Apr 2020)

Immokalee Fire Control District (20 Apr 2020)

Annex C - Procedures to Assure Public Involvement    (updated 20 Feb 20)

Annex D - Potential Grant Funding Sources
             (Excel Spreadsheet of Grant Programs)

AnnexE - Prioritized Listing of Collier's Hazard Mitigation Projects    (updated 20 Feb 20)

Annex F - Meeting Minutes ( updated 20 Feb 20)

AnnexG - LMS Working Group Membership   (updated 20 Feb 20)

Annex H - Project Scoring Process   (updated 20 Feb 20)
            (Project Worksheet in MS Word format)

Annex I - Collier County's Floodplain Plans     (updated 18 Oct 19)