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Mitigation & Recovery Services
To provide oversight and administration of OEM´s financial services and related funding that is passed-through to local government, and to manage disaster recovery activities for state and local governments in the event of a devastating emergency or disaster. 

  • Financial services and guidance;
  • Budget preparation and administration;
  • Financial guidance and assistance to local jurisdictions that receive pass-through federal money;
  • Interpretation of Federal Guidance and OMB Circulars;
  • Fiscal support for facilities and operations.
Process Coordination

  • Processing of emergency grant proposals;
  • Liaison with local and Federal officials;
  • Preparation of federal assistance requests and OEM grant proposals/applications;
  • Contract approvals with sub grantees;
  • Review and approval of project worksheets;
  • Payments to disaster recipients;
  • Development of mitigation projects;
  • Administration of mitigation funds.


Disaster and Recovery
See our Initial Damage Assessment (IDA) and Preliminary Damage Assessment (PDA) page for more information.

Drought Declaration Procedures and Guidance
The guidance below is intended to show the actions that might be taken by counties to submit a Drought Emergency Declaration to the State of Oregon.  A state drought declaration enables counties to benefit from emergency streamlined water rights programs, ground water usage programs and other programs that can help citizens.  An information sheet is also provided to describe state and federal assistance available for drought.
Drought Point of Contact:
Matt Marheine, Plans and Training Section, Manager
Oregon Military Department, Office of Emergency Management
matt.marheine@state.or.us 503-378-2911 x 22239
Mitigation Planning

Mitigation & Recovery Services Section staff provide technical assistance to local jurisdictions in developing or updating mitigation plans. One Guide used when advising local jurisdictions is the Local Mitigation Plan Review Guide shown below. The second document below, the Local Mitigation Plan Review Tool, is a Microsoft Word version of Appendix A of the Guide. The “regulation checklist” within the Tool is the official evaluation used by FEMA when reviewing local mitigation plans. Typically local governments utilize this checklist while developing or updating their mitigation plan, and then do a full self-evaluation using the Tool prior to submitting a local mitigation plan through OEM to FEMA for pre-adoption review.

Local Mitigation Plan Review Guide

Local Mitigation Plan Review Tool (Appendix A of Guide above)

Seismic Grants
For questions on the Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program please visit the Seismic Rehabilitation Program webpage or email the Program Coordinator.
​Gloria Zacharias
Attn: Seismic Grant Program
Infrastructure Finance Authority
Oregon Business Development Department
775 Summer Street NE, Suite 200
Salem, OR 97301-1280
Phone: 503-986-0132
*The Seismic Rehabilitation Grant Program has been transitioned to Oregon Business Development Department effective January 1, 2014. 

Sean McCormick
Mitigation & Recovery Section Manager
(503) 378-2911 x22227

Contact Us
Mitigation & Recovery Staff
Email questions or comments to Sean McCormick, Section Manager.