Local Mitigation Strategy
The Palm Beach County Local Mitigation Strategy (LMS) Working Group and sub-committees are coordinated by the Palm Beach County Department of Public Safety's Division of Emergency Management. The LMS Working Group is comprised of county, municipal, private sector, and community partners, including the general public, that prepare and promote local strategies and projects to reduce long-term risks to life and property from natural, technological, and human caused disasters. The resulting pre and post disaster mitigation strategies and projects are supported by a variety of state and federal programs and funding sources, in accordance with the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.
Mitigation projects carried on the LMS Prioritized Project List (PPL) may be eligible for funding under a variety of programs, such as the Pre Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Program, Public Assistance (PA), Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Program, and Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). The PPL is updated at least twice a year in anticipation of funding opportunities.
LMS Working Group meetings serve as the primary mechanism and forum for exchanging information, planning implementation of updating the Palm Beach County Local Mitigation Strategy, and mobilizing the vast experience and resources of the community. Public attendance and comments are welcomed and encouraged.
Palm Beach County is currently seeking public input on our 2020 Local Mitigation Strategy. Please use the links below to add your input.
LMS 2020 Public Hazard Survey
2016 Winter LMS Times
2017 Winter LMS Times
2017 Summer LMS Times
LMS Project Submission
LMS Project Prioritized List
2017 LMS Project Submission Instructions
2017 LMS Fillable Scoring Form
LMS Submission Period Letter **The submission has been extended until October 12, 2017**
LMS Board Training
LMS Steering Committee and Working Group Meeting Notes
LMS Working Group Meeting Notes (June 2017)
LMS Steering Committee Meeting Notes (May 2017)
LMS Working Group Meeting Notes (March 2017)
LMS Steering Committee Meeting Notes (August 2017)