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Mitigation

In 2007 & 2008, Sangamon County OEM participated on a task force organized by the Springfield Sangamon County Regional Planning Commission (SSCRPC) to prepare the Sangamon County  Multi-jurisdictional Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan.  The mission of the task force was to reduce the impact of natural hazards on citizens, infrastructure, private property, and critical facilities through a combined effort of communities, institutions, and citizenry to develop a mitigation plan that will be adopted and implemented by each participating community.

Preparation of the mitigation plan was financed through a Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Planning Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency and by Sangamon County.  It was adopted in August 2008.

In 2013, efforts began for updating the mitigation plan.  In April 2014, SSCRPC was notified that its updating project was selected for funding with another Hazard Mitigation Grant Program Planning Grant.  SSCRPC is currently managing the project for doing this.