Tribute to Jon A. Kusler (1941-2020) ASFPM Friend and Mentor

Last Thursday, the nation and ASFPM lost a dear friend and mentor, Jon A. Kusler. Jon was instrumental in the formation of the association, our conferences and committees, and much more. Importantly, Jon wrote model state floodplain management legislation which many states used as a template in adop...

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Bill Seeks to Create New National Disaster Safety Board

Modeled after NTSB, new board will investigate major national disasters, make policy recommendations A newly introduced bipartisan bill will create a new permanent and independent board to study the underlying causes of disaster related fatalities and property damage nationwide. Introduced by...

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Bipartisan Flood Resiliency and Taxpayer Savings Act Introduced

The Association of State Floodplain Managers applauds yesterday’s introduction of the Flood Resiliency and Taxpayer Savings Act of 2020. The bipartisan legislation, introduced by Representatives David E. Price (D-NC) and Lee Zeldin (R-NY), would help safeguard communities and infrastructure by ens...

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Application Period for FEMA’s BRIC and FMA Grants Now Open

Today is the first day for applying for two of FEMA’s major hazard mitigation grant programs totaling $660 million. The two grant programs, the Flood Mitigation Assistance grant and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities grant, or BRIC, will provide funds to states, local communitie...

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