This website–Beyond the Basics–provides guidance on how to develop or update a local hazard mitigation plan to serve as an effective blueprint for reducing future losses from natural hazards and disasters and to meet requirements for FEMA approval. The local hazard mitigation plan is the representation of your whole community’s commitment to reducing long-term vulnerability and acts as a guide for decision makers as they commit resources for implementation. Task 9 describes how to turn your mitigation plan into action. The planning process does not stop at adoption, and funding and resources are available to help implement your plan. Proactively implementing the policies and actions identified in your mitigation plan increases community resilience and is an investment in your community’s future safety and sustainability.