ASFPM Comments on FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance and Planning Regulations
ASFPM’s Flood Mitigation Committee has responded to a request for comments on FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance and Planning Regulations.
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. He was also a wonderful person; kind, humble, concerned and worldly, and as his son Gilbert says — a man of adventure, kindness, passion, and intellect.
Bill Seeks to Create New National Disaster Safety Board
Modeled after the NTSB, the National Disaster Safety Board would serve as an independent board to investigate major national disasters and make policy recommendations to all levels of government on how to improve the resiliency of communities across the country.
Bipartisan Flood Resiliency and Taxpayer Savings Act Introduced
The Flood Resiliency and Taxpayer Savings Act offers a common sense, good government, approach that can reduce taxpayer burden by better safeguarding our communities and infrastructure from future storms. ASFPM was among the 32 organizations that signed a letter urging Congress to pass the legislation.
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 funding for projects that reduce future disaster losses and strengthen our nation’s ability to build a culture of preparedness.
Call for Abstracts is Now Open for 2021 ASFPM Conference
We are now accepting proposals for the 45th annual national ASFPM conference, slated for May 9-13, 2021 in Raleigh, NC. Submissions are due Oct. 31, 2020.
ASFPM Makes Recommendations on Possible Joint WRDA Proposal
ASFPM has sent a letter to leaders on the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works and the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure with recommendations regarding a possible joint proposal for a Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) that could be brought before their respective bodies before the end of the year.
Take Action on Flood Map Funding with ASFPM Engage!
This new advocacy tool provides a quick, easy, and effective way to reach out to elected officials on legislative issues of interest to the floodplain management community. Please take action today by contacting your U.S. Senators and encouraging them to support flood map funding.
Audit Criticizes FEMA for Poor Management of SRL Properties
In its report, the DHS Office of the Inspector General says FEMA does not have reliable, accurate information on SRL properties and fails to provides equitable and timely relief to SRL applicants.
NFIP Seeks Nominations for the 2020 CRS Award for Excellence
The award recognizes individuals who have actively advanced the vision of the NFIP and CRS by raising awareness about the dangers of flooding, implementing floodplain management programs, and promoting the purchase of flood insurance.