Smart Growth

Memorandum of Agreement between the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Updated in 2016, this Memorandum of Agreement between FEMA and EPA: 

  • Sets up coordination of activities between EPA's sustainable communities, smart growth, environmental, and community technical assistance programs and FEMA's disaster recovery planning and hazard mitigation programs.
  • Seeks to provide lessons learned for EPA, FEMA, and other federal agencies that can be used to build a stronger federal framework for mitigation planning as well as pre- and post-disaster recovery planning and operations.
  • Seeks to provide a collaborative framework for policy work related to both hazard mitigation planning and climate change adaptation to create more resilient communities.

For more information on EPA and FEMA's work together, see our Smart Growth Strategies for Disaster Resilience and Recovery web page.

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