ASFPM Encouraged by Legislation to Address Flooding

Bi-partisan Bills in the House and Senate would vastly improve flood monitoring, forecasting, and communication efforts MADISON, WI – March 4. 2021 – Flooding is the most common, deadly, and costly natural disaster in the United States. In recent years, flood frequency and severity have incr...

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FEMA Seeks Volunteers for BRIC Virtual National Review Panels

The application period for the Fiscal Year 2020 Hazard Mitigation Assistance grants closed the end of January.  FEMA is beginning the award selection process for the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program. The competitive grant program funds hazard mitigation project...

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ASFPM and NRDC File Petition to Strengthen NFIP Minimum Standards

On January 6, ASFPM and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) delivered a petition to FEMA requesting that FEMA update the agency’s rules for building and land-use in the nation’s floodplains, and to develop and make available flood maps that project future flood risk. This petition was ...

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ASFPM Comments on HUD Proposed Rule on Private Flood Insurance

ASFPM submitted comments on HUD’s proposed rule to implement acceptance of private flood insurance as an alternative to NFIP insurance for FHA-insured mortgages. In the comments, ASFPM applauded HUD/FHA in rejecting the concept of “discretionary acceptance” that was published in the final j...

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