What is the Stafford Act?
The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 93-288), as amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, provides the legal basis for State, local, and Indian Tribal governments to undertake a risk-based approach to reducing risks to natural hazards through mitigation planning.

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1. What is mitigation planning?
2. What are the benefits of mitigation planning?
3. What is a mitigation plan?
4. Why assess and plan for risk?
5. What is the Stafford Act?