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As Flooding from Climate Change Worsens, Groups Seek to Change Outdated Federal Rules for Building Homes and Infrastructure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

Dec 15, 2020

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

Dec 4, 2020

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.

Nov 18, 2020

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.

Nov 17, 2020

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.

Nov 11, 2020

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.

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