The 2018 Sonoma Water Local Hazard Mitigation Plan was approved by FEMA on October 16, 2018. The approval of this plan ensures Sonoma Water’s continued eligibility for project grants under FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs, including the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program, and Flood Mitigation Assistance Program. All requests for funding, however, will be evaluated individually according to the specific eligibility, and other requirements of the particular program under which applications are submitted.
Also, approved hazard mitigation plans may be eligible for points under the National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System (CRS). Additional information regarding the CRS can be found at https://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program-communityrating-system or through your local floodplain manager.
FEMA's approval of the 2018 Sonoma Water Local Hazard Mitigation Plan is for a period of five years. Prior to October 16, 2023, Sonoma Water is required to review and revise its plan to reflect changes in development, progress in local mitigation efforts, and changes in priorities, and resubmit it for approval in order to continue to be eligible for mitigation project grant funding.