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Aug 6, 2020

FEMA Publishes New Guide on Nature-based Solutions

Building Community Resilience with Nature-based Solutions: A Guide for Local Communities was developed by FEMA to help communities identify and engage the staff and resources that can play a role in building resilience with nature-based solutions.

Aug 5, 2020

FEMA Announces Notice of Funding Opportunities for Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grants

More than $660 million in funding is available through the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant programs,

Jul 30, 2020

FEMA to Update State and Local Mitigation Planning Guides

FEMA is updating the State and Local Hazard Mitigation Plan Review Guides this year. ASPFM encourages members to provide feedback on either guidance by Aug. 14, 2020.

Jul 28, 2020

ASFPM Comments on US Army Corps of Engineers Levee Safety Program

During the public comment period, which ended July 27, 2020, ASFPM submitted comments on the proposed guidance on the US Army Corps of Engineers levee safety program.

Jul 28, 2020

On-Demand Access to the ASFPM Virtual Conference Now Available

Get on-demand access to the 2020 ASFPM Virtual Conference featuring more than 150 presentations dedicated to all aspects of flooding and floodplain management.

Jul 27, 2020

NFIP Update and Clarifications Final Rule Published

The NFIP will implement the final rule through updates to the Flood Insurance and Claims manuals and by producing and distributing new SFIP forms. The existing NFIP regulations and SFIP forms will apply until October 1, 2021.

Jul 27, 2020

ASFPM Offers Recommendations to TMAC Regarding FEMA Flood Mapping

ASFPM has officially responded to a request from the Technical Mapping Advisory Council (TMAC) for input to help shape its recommendations to FEMA regarding the future flood hazard and flood risk identification program.

Jul 15, 2020

NEPA Changes Take Nation in Wrong Direction

The disappointing decision by the Trump Administration today to change the environmental review process for infrastructure projects will make the United States less able to tackle the climate crisis, according to a joint statement from the American Planning Association (APA) and the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM). Kurt Christiansen, FAICP, APA President, and Chad […]

Jul 15, 2020

FEMA Suspends In-Person Training and Education through October 1

FEMA suspends in-person training at the National Emergency Training Center (NETC) and Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) through at least October 1, 2020.

Jul 15, 2020

FEMA Issues Q&A on Remote Claims Adjusting

For clarity and consistency of remote claims adjustment, FEMA developed the following questions and answers regarding adjusting National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) claims remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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