Guidance for Flood Risk Analysis and Mapping: Incorporating Mitigation Planning Technical Assistance into Risk MAP Projects   [open pdf - 571KB]

From the Introduction: "The purpose of this guidance is to further implement the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Risk Mapping, Assessment, and Planning (Risk MAP) program by describing how Risk MAP Project Teams can provide communities with mitigation planning technical assistance throughout the Risk MAP project lifecycle. Under Risk MAP, mitigation planning technical assistance is envisioned to be a component of every flood risk project. It is the region's responsibility to appropriately resource this technical assistance in concert with Risk MAP program goals and measures. The primary audiences for this guidance document are staff from the 10 FEMA Regional Offices, FEMA Headquarters, and the Project Teams that are formed to carry out the projects in support of the Regional Offices. In addition to the FEMA Project Officer, the Project Team can and should include management and staff from the Cooperating Technical Partners (CTPs) and/or Risk MAP providers who are participating in the project; the State National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Coordinator, the State Hazard Mitigation Officer (SHMO), and the State Planner (where applicable); and representatives of other federal agencies and entities, such as regional planning agencies and water management districts. This guidance focuses on using the support and expertise of Risk MAP Project Teams to provide mitigation planning technical assistance to a local or tribal jurisdiction."

Report Number:
Guidance Document 100
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
U.S. Federal Emergency Management Agency: https://www.fema.gov/
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