FEMA Ups Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program by $40M
FEMA announced an additional $40 million in funding is available for the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program. This increases the funding amount for Fiscal Year 2020 from $160 million to $200 million
Digital Coast Act Passes, Heads to President’s Desk
The Digital Coast Act (S. 1069) was introduced by Senators Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) to inform and improve local state, regional, and federal capacities to manage the nation's coastal regions. Its passage represents a major victory for ASFPM and its partners and a hopeful ending to a long legislative journey.
Urban Flood Hazards: Challenges and Opportunities
Developed by ASFPM’s Stormwater Management Committee, this new paper explores the challenges of urban flooding, outlines concepts related to planning and mitigation to reduce future flood losses, and provides recommendations at the local and national scale to address urban flooding in communities nationwide.
ASFPM Says USACE Proposal Would Weaken Clean Water Protections
ASFPM submitted comments to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding the proposals to re-issue the Nationwide Permits and General Conditions.
Senate Appropriations Bill Preserves $263M in Flood Map Funding
The omnibus still needs to be negotiated, passed by Congress, and signed by the President, but this is a very positive development. We had been led to believe that flood map funding was at risk of being cut in the Senate and immediately swung into action.
GivingTuesday Provides Unique Opportunity to Support ASFPM Foundation
ASFPM Foundation will again be participating in GivingTuesday. All donations to the foundation on Dec. 1, 2020 will be donated to the Future Leaders Scholarship fund.
FEMA to Host Civil Rights Stakeholder Summit Series
Disasters impact individuals and communities differently. To foster a more inclusive, prepared, and resilient nation, FEMA seeks to strengthen the agency’s communication with members of underserved and historically marginalized communities.
ASFPM Recognizes Excellence in Floodplain Management with 2020 ASFPM Awards
These annual awards recognize the outstanding contributions by individuals, agencies, and organizations who are advancing the association’s mission to reduce the loss of human life and property damage due to flooding.
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.