Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 [DMA] Law and Legal Definition

The Disaster Mitigation Act (DMA 2000) is a U.S. federal legislation passed in 2000. It provides the legal basis for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mitigation planning requirements for State, local and Indian Tribal governments as a condition of mitigation grant assistance. DMA 2000 amended the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act by repealing the previous mitigation planning provisions and replacing them with a new set of requirements that emphasize the need for State, local, and Indian Tribal entities to closely coordinate mitigation planning and implementation efforts. It also established a new requirement for local mitigation plans and authorized up to 7 percent of Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funds available to a State for development of State, local, and Indian Tribal mitigation plans. Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 is also known as DMA2K