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In accordance with legislation effective July 1, 2005, the services provided by the Local Planning Assistance Center are no longer available. However, resources produced by the Local Planning Assistance Center through June 30, 2005, will remain available from this web site. The LPA site has also been archived and can be downloaded via

Please direct requests for information packets to:
Professor Tony Filipovitch, Chair
Urban and Regional Studies Institute
Minnesota State; University at Mankato
106 Morris Hall
Mankato MN 56001

FEMA Responsibilities

  • Oversees all FEMA-related pre- and post-disaster hazard mitigation programs.
  • Provides technical assistance and training to state and local governments regarding the mitigation planning process.
  • Reviews and approves all standard and enhanced state mitigation plans.
  • Reviews and approves all local mitigation plans unless that authority has been delegated to the state.
  • Conducts reviews of state mitigation activities to ensure that mitigation commitments have been fulfilled.

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