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ASFPM Among Those Asking Congress to Increase Flood Map Funds for FEMA

Jul 6, 2021 | Legislative, What's New

In joint letters to both the Senate and House Appropriations Committees, ASFPM joined like-minded organizations in requesting a significant increase in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) flood risk mapping program in FY 2022.

Citing ASFPM’s latest Flood Mapping for the Nation report, which says a minimum of $800 million annually is required to complete the statutory mandated nationwide mapping, the letters urge the House and Senate to provide FEMA with the funding needed to move expeditiously to map as much of the nation as possible, including the 500-year floodplain and future conditions.

Links to the letters: 

Joint Letter to House Appropriations Committee on Flood Mapping Funding 

Joint Letter to Senate Appropriations Committee on Flood Mapping Funding 

The letters were signed by the following organizations:
American Public Works Association
Association of State Floodplain Managers
Association of State Wetland Managers
Coastal States Organization
Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers
Independent Insurance Agents and Brokers of America
International Association of Emergency Managers
National Association of Flood and Stormwater Management Agencies
National Flood Association
National League of Cities
National Association of Professional Insurance Agents
National Association of REALTORS®
National Society of Professional Surveyors
Pew Charitable Trusts
U.S. Geospatial Executives Organization

 

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