The SEOC is currently at level: 1
The State of Alaska participates in the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant program which provides grant funds to State agencies and local communities for hazard mitigation planning and the implementation of mitigation projects prior to a disaster event.
It is federally funded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at 75% of the plan or project and requires a 25% local fund match.
The program is annual, nationally competitive and is intended to reduce overall risks to the population and structures, while also reducing reliance on funding from actual disaster declarations.
A Hazard Mitigation Planning grant is only available for communities who do not have a FEMA/State approved and community adopted All-Hazard Mitigation Plan.
A Hazard Mitigation Project grant is only available for communities who have a FEMA/State approved and community adopted Hazard Mitigation Plan.
Hazard Mitigation Projects are intended to reduce risk to life and property and examples include:
Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant guidance, forms and applications:
If you have questions about mitigation, e-mail Alaska's Hazard Mitigation Officer,
Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Bryan began his career in emergency management in 1995 with the Alaska Division of Emergency Services. Since that time he has served in numerous roles, including emergency communications technician, microcomputer/network specialist, information management, alert, and warning systems coordinator, information technology manager, Chief of Preparedness, and Chief of Operations.
In his role as Chief of Operations, Bryan serves as the State Incident Commander for disaster response operations, and is responsible for overseeing the Alaska State Emergency Operations Center. He has also served as State Coordinating Officer on multiple federally declared disasters, assisting survivors and communities with recovering from disasters.
As a communications specialist he has deployed to support multiple interagency operations, including oil spill response (1996 M/V Banasea, western Aleutians, 1997 M/V Kuroshima, Dutch Harbor), wildland fires (1996 Millers Reach #2), and numerous Search and Rescue cases.
Bryan’s day-to-day responsibilities include overseeing all emergency management aspects of the Division, including Planning, Preparedness, Disaster Assistance, and Response.
Prior to his employment with the State of Alaska, Bryan served as a communications specialist and fire support specialist in the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve and the Wyoming and Alaska Army National Guards. He currently resides with his wife Tracy and four children in Eagle River, Alaska.
(Current as of April 2021)
Army Guard Road,
JBER, AK 99505