On July 8th, FEMA will host a webinar for emergency response planners to provide feedback on the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard for Public Assistance.
On June 3, 2022, FEMA announced its release of the Partial Implementation of the Federal Flood Risk Management Standard for Public Assistance (Interim) which provides elevation requirements for actions involving structures located in a designated floodplain. The Federal Flood Risk Management Standard (FFRMS) is a flood standard established to increase community resilience to flooding. This policy implements the portion of FFRMS that sets a higher elevation standard for structures in floodplains.
This policy establishes requirements for elevating and floodproofing structures funded under the Public Assistance (PA) program. Requiring use of the FFRMS will help ensure that the federal investment in structures is spent in a manner that improves community resilience. The policy defines elevation and floodproofing requirements for structures within the 100 and 500-year floodplains. The costs associated with elevating and floodproofing structures to meet the requirements of this policy are eligible for Public Assistance funding.
FEMA has specified sessions for tribal governments and state and local governments to ensure they receive this information directly. However, each webinar will cover the same information; choose the session most convenient for you.