Below is an alphabetical list of the projects we are currently working on along with some long-term programs we’ve been administering over the years. Use the search bar at the top of the page to search for a specific project.

  • ASFPM Flood Resource Library - ASFPM and the Flood Science Center have produced and continue to produce numerous floodplain management publications. Additionally, FSC has identified, acquired or received through donations a substantial number of flood-related books and resources, such as the FEMA Collection, that contains hundreds of books, reports and guidance documents. To help share all these publications and resources … Continued
  • Benefits of 2D Modeling - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. As 2D modeling becomes more prevalent, there is an interest in mapping Special Flood Hazard Areas and floodways using 2D modeling technology. While 2D steady state models are currently the most common, interest in unsteady 2D models are gaining ground. Case studies of these efforts would document similarities and differences … Continued
  • Cooperating Technical Partners Support - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM supports Cooperating Technical Partners. The project involves documenting best practices and providing training. In conjunction with this effort, a Mapping and Engineering Standards Subcommittee has been established that focuses on CTPs. This subcommittee is co-chaired by Brooke Seymour, P.E., CFM with the Mile High Flood District and Darryl Rockfield, CFM … Continued
  • Course 273: Managing Floodplain Development through the NFIP - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM manages field deployment of this course. We have developed a cadre of instructors to support states interested in providing this training in their state.
  • Flood Mitigation Library Website - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM is working to develop a filterable, online library of flood mitigation options that can reduce flooding on the structure and property level. The library will be geared primarily towards property owners and flood insurance policy holders to help them determine which mitigation options would best work for their properties. … Continued
  • Great Lakes Coastal Flood Study Outreach - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA is updating the Great Lakes Coastal Methodology and will be revising the FIRMs for the Great Lakes coastline. FEMA has funded ASFPM to assist with outreach and host a website associated with the project. Staff have been attending the workmap rollout meetings and providing guidance to communities to ensure … Continued
  • Improving Product Delivery Study - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. The primary objective of this project is to better understand what format and delivery would be most useful from the perspective of the community officials who use the products to enforce floodplain management and communicate risk, as well as the policyholders and property owners who need to understand risk and … Continued
  • Institute for Building Technology and Safety Puerto Rico Advisory Panel Project - Funding: Puerto Rico Planning Board. Partners: American Planning Association, Build Change, International Code Council, Diversity Professional Service, EStudios Te’cnicoc Inc. The Institute for Building Technology and Safety (IBTS) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was selected for the proposal by the Puerto Rico Planning Board (PRPB) titled, “Puerto Rico Department of Economic Development and Commerce … Continued
  • Legal Guide for Flood Risk Management - Funding: ASFPM. Partner: ASFPM NAI Policy Committee. The Flood Science Center in partnership with the NAI Policy Committee will develop a new Legal Issues Guide. The new Guide will help update the legal resources that support NAI and flood risk management overall. The new legal resource will be publicly available through ASFPM’s digital library and … Continued
  • Multiple Loss Properties Mitigation Guide, Training & Seminar Series - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Partner: Coastal States Organization. ASFPM will develop and deliver a guidance and training following the successful approached used for the CRS for Community Resilience Guide, a.k.a the CRS Green Guide. The multi-year project outcome will be enhanced community capacity to understand and mitigate NFIP repetitive loss (RL) properties. The project … Continued
  • NAI and the Community, Health and Resource Management (CHARM) Workshops - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency & National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Partner: Texas Community Watershed Partnership. ASFPM and the Texas Community Watershed Partnership (TCWP) at Texas A&M University AgriLife Extension Service continue to work together to integrate TCWP’s CHARM scenario planning platform with ASFPM’s No Adverse Impact approach. Funding from NOAA and FEMA supports hosting … Continued
  • National Flood Barrier Testing & Certification Program - Funding: ASFPM and Vendor Application Fees. Partners: FM Approvals & U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nonstructural Flood Proofing Committee. ASFPM in partnership with FM Approvals and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ National Nonstructural/Flood Proofing Committee have implemented a national program of testing and certifying flood barrier products used for flood proofing and flood fighting. … Continued
  • National Resilience Standards for Floodproofing (Barrier) Products - Funding: Department of Homeland Security Science and Technology’s Flood APEX program. This project leverages a decade worth of effort to complete the development and utilization of national resilience standards for floodproofing (barrier) products (ANSI/FM Approvals 2510) and ASFPM’s National Flood Barrier Testing & Certification Program (NFBTCP) by developing standards for sealants and semi-permanent barriers, get … Continued
  • NOAA Digital Coast Fellow 2020-2022 - Funding: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Partner: Coastal States Organization. Eleanor Rappolee is the 2020 NOAA Digital Coast Fellow working with the ASFPM'S Flood Science Center and the Coastal States Organization on the Mitigating Multiple Loss Properties project. A Michigan native, Eleanor holds a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degree in Geological Sciences, … Continued
  • NOAA Digital Coast Partnership - Partner: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Office for Coastal Management. ASFPM in partnership with the NOAA Office of Coastal Managment and seven NGOs help guide the development of the Digital Coast website - a single web resource for coastal data, tools and training. The partnership helps ensure content is relevant, shapes the future of the Digital … Continued
  • Planning Information Exchange - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Partner: American Planning Association. The Planning Information Exchange (PIE) webinar series is now moving into its 7th and 8th year! With a new award agreement granted by the FEMA, the successful PIE webinar series has been extended for two additional years, starting October 1, 2020. APA will continue to act … Continued
  • Post-Disaster Compliance & Building Community Capability - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. This project’s objective is to research, consult and document current systems in place for substantial damage determinations where a community’s capacity may be exceeded: 1) Volunteer local official cadre through state ASFPM chapter or other organization 2) EMAC and 3) HMTAP/FEMA contractor support and develop options for an optimized program … Continued
  • Shoreline Inventory & Oblique Photo Viewer - Funding: Wisconsin Coastal Management Program & National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The Wisconsin Shoreline Inventory and Oblique Photo Viewer was initially developed in 2008, beginning with the creation of a shoreline inventory and analysis based on Lake Michigan oblique photos from 1976 and 2007. Through subsequent projects and funding, FSC has added more data, oblique … Continued
  • State Coordinator Mentoring Program - On-going program. Website completed May 2018. Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. ASFPM has been working to develop and maintain a nationwide formal mentoring program targeted specifically to state floodplain managers. The program will build upon existing capability among state floodplain managers, ensure continuity as state floodplain management programs transition staff (especially small one-person operations), and … Continued
  • Substantial Damage Initiative - Funding: Federal Emergency Management Agency. Now that the statute has changed, it is ASFPM’s goal to be the national coordinating entity for facilitating post-flood floodplain management regulation administration and enforcement. Similar to the International Code Council’s actions for other types of building inspections, ASFPM is the most logical choice to support national Emergency Management Assistance … Continued