The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 requires all local governments to have approved Hazard Mitigation Plans in order to receive Hazard Mitigation Grant Program project grant funds. The Town of Warwick joined with the Villages of Warwick, Florida and Greenwood Lake to develop a multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan. The Town of Warwick contains three villages and sixteen hamlets, and encompasses a total area of the 105 square miles. Tectonic prepared the Hazard Mitigation Plan which focused on developing strategies for taking preventative measures to reduce possible future disasters on the community. The Plan was approved by FEMA and the NYSDHSES and adopted by each community. The communities were successfully awarded a grant from FEMA as a subgrantee to the NYSDHSES.