All Hazard Mitigation Plan

Preparation & Protection

The purpose of the Hazard Mitigation plan is to determine how to reduce or eliminate the loss of life and property damage resulting from natural, technological, and human-caused hazards. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) initiated all hazard mitigation planning in light of the increasing number and harm of disasters in recent years.

Nationally Adopted

Goodhue County was one of the first counties in Minnesota to have their plan approved and adopted by FEMA and the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The final plan was approved on February 1st, 2005 and was adopted by the Goodhue County Board of Commissioners on March 15th, 2005. FEMA approved the Plan on March 28th, 2005.

All Hazard Mitigation Plan

The Plan resides in the Goodhue County Emergency Management, which is responsible for maintenance and updates.

Policy Committee Materials




Completed Example Worksheets


FEMA Eligible Projects - This an excerpt of the FY 2015 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Unified Guidance describing projects eligible for FEMA hazard mitigation assistance programs. The complete document should be reviewed to determine other eligibility factors.

Here are two excellent resources providing specific mitigation strategy ideas. These documents were provided by Minnesota Homeland Security and Emergency Management:

The following webpage allows you to download the FY 2015 Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Unified Guidance. This document describes in detail the five assistance programs, lists the eligibility requirements, and explains the application process.

Contact Us

Do you know of a hazard in Goodhue County? Do you have an idea for a project to mitigate a hazard? Do you have other suggestions for updating the All Hazard Mitigation Plan? Everyone is encouraged to participate in the update of the plan. Please contact us:

Email EM Division

Emergency Management Division
Ph: 651-267-2641