Roles and Responsibilities

  • Update the State of Colorado Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan
  • Administer the FEMA Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs
  • Administer the State Hazard Mitigation Program
  • Chair the State Hazard Mitigation Team
  • Oversee post-disaster mitigation operations and coordinate mitigation resources
  • Participate on hazard mitigation task forces, councils, and forums
  • Conduct mitigation trainings, workshops, and exercises
  • Promote local hazard mitigation planning
  • Review local hazard mitigation plans
  • Conduct mitigation awareness campaigns

Types of technical assistance available to local jurisdictions

  • Facilitating a planning process
  • Ensuring public involvement criteria are met
  • Conducting risk assessments
  • Identifying and selecting mitigation strategies
  • Applying for grants
  • Reporting grant-related activities
  • Requesting reimbursements
  • Understanding environmental and historic preservation conditions
  • Successfully closing out grants


Regional Contacts

The team provides a regional point of contact for technical assistance on hazard mitigation planning and grants.

Colorado Mitigation Specialists by Region

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Region One Contact

Matt Arsenault

Region Two Contact

Matt Arsenault

Region Three Contact


Contact Resource

Statewide Contacts

State Hazard Mitigation Officer

Mark Thompson

State and Local Mitigation Planning Program Manager


Mitigation Planning Specialist


Deputy State Hazard Mitigation Officer