FEMA IS 329 State Hazard Mitigation Planning Answer Key


Answer key to IS 329 State Hazard Mitigation Planning. Contains course notes and correct FEMA IS 329 Test Answers. The goal of this course is to provide state staff responsible for hazard mitigation planning with an overview of the mitigation planning requirements established in 44 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). You may be interested in our FEMA IS 318 Answer Key. FEMA IS 328 Answer Key, FEMA IS 350 Answer Key.

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Course Overview

This course provides state officials an opportunity to understand the policies and procedures for updating State Hazard Mitigation Plans (as outlined in the 2015 State Plan Review Guide), and effectively use the planning process to advance mitigation.

Course Objectives:

  • Explain the purpose and intent of state hazard mitigation planning.
  • Present guiding principles for state-level mitigation planning.
  • Describe the requirements for standard and enhanced state hazard mitigation plans.
  • Describe the submittal and review procedures.
  • Know where to find additional resources.

From IS-329: State Hazard Mitigation Planning Official Course


A requirement of the state plan is to identify current and potential sources of funding to implement mitigation actions and activities. Which of the following funding sources is NOT a FEMA mitigation funding source?
A. Pre-Disaster Mitigation
B. Flood Mitigation Assistance
C. Watershed and Flood Prevention Operations Program
D. Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

The state plan must provide a summary of the changes in development that have occurred and are projected in hazard-prone areas. Which of the following would not be considered in documenting changes in development?
A. Changes in political or economic conditions
B. Changes to the vulnerability of state- owned or operated buildings, infrastructure and critical facilities
C. Changes in population
D. Changes in land use and the built development

Element E6 – Meeting Application Timeframes and Submitting Complete Project Applications is intended to document the state’s performance during HMA application periods. Which of the following would NOT be considered as part of the evaluation criteria?
A. All applications and amendments are submitted by the end of the application period
B. All applications are entered into FEMA’s data systems
C. Eligibility and Completeness Checklist is prepared for all applications
D. Application portfolio for any one grant program consists of a no more than 9 planning applications

Plan integration is one of the major requirements of gaining an enhanced state status. Which of the following is NOT a factor in determining the level of state plan integration?
A. Continued coordination and exchange between plan stakeholders
B. Demonstrate a history of integrating others that have shared risk reduction objectives
C. Embed hazard mitigation in other state planning, decision making, and development
D. Enable other agencies to inform the mitigation strategy

FEMA classifies the review of state plans into three categories. Which of the following is NOT an official designation?
A. Approval Pending Adoption (APA)
B. Requires Revisions
C. Approved with Conditions (AC)
D. Approved

An enhanced state is required to submit complete, accurate and timely quarterly reports and financial reports for HMA projects. Which of the following would NOT be considered part of the state’s requirement under Element E8 of the State Mitigation Plan Review Guide?
A. State must consistently comply with Financial Management Standard requirements
B. All Federal financial reports and Standard Form 425s are on time and accurate
C. Financial reports are submitted and documented during scheduled FEMA visits to the state
D. All progress reports must be complete and on time

Which of the following is NOT characteristic of an enhanced state/plan under 44 CFR §201.5?
A. The state has developed a comprehensive mitigation program
B. An approved enhanced plan entitles the state to receive increased funds under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program
C. State enhanced plans have a ten year performance period
D. The state is capable of managing increased funding to achieve its mitigation goals

Which of the following is NOT a hazard mitigation action category?
A. Structure and infrastructure
B. Plans and Regulations
C. Natural Systems
D. Public Assistance

The State Mitigation Plan Review Guide is FEMA’s official interpretation of 44 CFR §§201.3, 201.4, and 201.5 and provides a standard operating procedure for the review of state hazard mitigation plans. Which one of the following is NOT addressed in the guide?
A. Enhanced State Plan Requirements: Outlines the elements that are required to be addressed in an enhanced standard state plan, including state mitigation capabilities and HMA grant management performance
B. Introduction: Purpose, guiding principles, organization
C. Mitigation Planning Responsibilities: FEMA and State responsibilities
D. Maintenance and Monitoring: Outlines the milestones of a 5 year plan for the state to monitor the progress of the plan after it is adopted and approved by FEMA

Element S1 of the state mitigation plan review guide asks “Does the plan describe the planning process used to develop the plan”? Which of the following would not be considered in documenting the planning process?
A. Plan schedule or timeframe
B. Agencies and stakeholders involved
C. FEMA regional coordination efforts
D. How the plan was prepared

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