Introduction to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) [Updated November 19, 2021] [open pdf - 1MB]
From the Introduction: "The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was created by the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (NFIA). Since the end of FY2017, 17 short-term NFIP reauthorizations have been enacted. The NFIP is currently authorized until December 3, 2021. [...] This report provides introductory information on key components of the NFIP, ranging from floodplain mapping to the standard flood insurance forms. This report will be updated as significant revisions are made to the NFIP through legislation or administrative action. However, this report does not provide detail on current or future legislative issues for Congress, which are covered in a separate report."
CRS Report for Congress, R44593
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/