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As Flooding from Climate Change Worsens, Groups Seek to Change Outdated Federal Rules for Building Homes and Infrastructure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