San Joaquin County
Office of Emergency Services

Local Hazard Mitigation Planning

Every five years, the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan is updated and submitted to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The plan addresses threats from potential hazards and identifies possible strategies to reduce impacts. Hazard mitigation planning reduces loss of life and property by minimizing the impact of disasters. Cities and Special Districts must have either their own LHMP on file with FEMA or be a participating entity in a FEMA-approved LHMP to be eligible for many federal funding opportunities, including Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Program and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program. The current plan was updated in 2022, as required by FEMA, and approved by FEMA and the County Board of Supervisors in April 2023.

San Joaquin County was awarded funding through the Hazard Mitigation Program Grant to update the Local Hazard Mitigation Plan for the Operational Area. Planning for a Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan was kicked off in January 2024, to include cities and special districts within the County. 

Cities and Special Districts within San Joaquin County have been invited to participate in the development of the multi-jurisdictional plan. Participation in the planning efforts is a requirement for Cities and Special Districts that plan to formally adopt the plan upon its completion or have an individual annex within it.

Contact the OES office for questions regarding the LHMP update timeline and/or progress.

Voluntary Participation Agreement

Upcoming Meetings or Town-Halls

None scheduled at this time. Check back soon for more information.

Find the current plan here- 2023 LHMP FINAL Approved