UTMB Hazard Mitigation Plan Update 2021

UTMB has adopted the University’s 2021 updated natural hazard mitigation plan, which assesses the natural hazards that can affect UTMB and our vulnerabilities to those hazards. This plan was vetted by the full UTMB community and formally approved by the Texas Division of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Association.

The plan focuses on reducing the risk of loss of life, injury and property damage due to natural hazards such as hurricanes and floods. This plan also identifies specific actions that can be undertaken to minimize or eliminate these vulnerabilities. These projects can be implemented as funding becomes available. This plan is a requirement for UTMB’s eligibility for federal mitigation grant programs.

Each year, millions of federal hazard mitigation grant dollars are made available to eligible applicants via programs such as the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) and the Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program (PDM). With an approved hazard mitigation plan, UTMB will become eligible for these competitive grant funds.