ASFPM Association of State Floodplain Managers

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Apr 2, 2021

Risk Rating 2.0 Talking Points and Resources to Help You Navigate the Changes

ASFPM believes this change is long overdue. A more accurate, fair, and equitable way to determine an individual property’s flood risk should increase public confidence in the program and put NFIP on stronger financial footing

Mar 22, 2021

ASFPM Executive Director Chad Berginnis Testifies on WRDA 2020

During the testimony, Berginnis explains why ASFPM is encouraged by the direction set by WRDA 2020 and outlines our recommendations for implementation.

Mar 19, 2021

Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) Annual Grant Cycle Submissions FY2020 Summary

For the Fiscal Year 2020 grant application cycle, FEMA received nearly $3.6 billion in applications for the BRIC program and nearly $400 million for the FMA program. A total of $700 million is available is available for the two programs.

Mar 9, 2021

Registration Opens for the 2021 ASFPM Virtual Conference

Secure your spot for the nation’s premier conference dedicated to all aspects of flooding and floodplain management, May 10-14.

Mar 4, 2021

ASFPM Encouraged by Legislation to Address Flooding

FLOODS Act and PRECIP Act would vastly improve flood monitoring, forecasting, and communication efforts.

Feb 17, 2021

Celebrating Black History Month: William A. Anderson

In honor of Black History Month, we’re recognizing the vision and work of William Averette Anderson (1937 – 2013), an accomplished scholar, researcher, and policymaker in the field of hazards and disaster mitigation.

Feb 9, 2021

FEMA Seeks Volunteers for BRIC Virtual National Review Panels

During the reviews, volunteers will leverage their mitigation experience and expertise to assess how applications meet the six BRIC qualitative evaluation criteria. The deadline is apply to be a volunteer is Feb. 16, 2021.

Feb 3, 2021

ASFPM and NRDC File Petition to Strengthen NFIP Minimum Standards

In this Q&A, Executive Director Chad Berginnis provides more details on the petition ASFPM and NRDC recently filed with FEMA requesting stronger NFIP standards, including what's in the petition and what happens next.

Jan 26, 2021

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.

Jan 6, 2021

As Flooding from Climate Change Worsens, Groups Seek to Change Outdated Federal Rules for Building Homes and Infrastructure

With millions of people at risk due to worsening flooding and costs of flood recovery rising as the climate continues to warm, NRDC and ASFPM petitioned FEMA today to update its rules for construction and land-use in floodplains, and to develop maps that project future flood risks.

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