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Agency:

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Resource:

(USACE) Floodplain Management Services Program

Overview:

(Section 206, Flood Control Act of 1960, P. L.. 86-645, as amended) - Provides technical assistance and planning guidance to federal agencies, states, local governments, other non-federal entities, eligible Tribes and private sector to support effective floodplain management. May include obtaining, interpreting or developing data about flood sources and types, flood depths and water surface elevations, floodwater velocity, flooding extent and duration, flood frequency, and obstruction of flood flows. May also include larger scale ‘special studies’ on all aspects of floodplain management planning, including floodplain mapping, dam break analyses, regulatory floodways studies, flood warning and emergency preparedness, and flood damage reduction studies. Allows for technical assistance only. Cannot conduct site-specific design or fund construction.

Funding Information:

  • Services to states, local governments, and eligible Tribes are 100 percent federally funded.
  • Non-federal sponsor may voluntarily contribute funds to expand scope of services per Section 202 of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 1999.
  • Services to federal agencies and the private sector are provided on a 100 percent cost recovery basis

Resource Website(s):

https://planning.erdc.dren.mil/toolbox/library/FactSheets/fpmsfactsheet_June2017.pdf

Keywords:

Local Government, State Government, Tribal, Preparing for Flood Response, Recovering from a Flood, Reducing Flood Risk (Mitigation), Technical Assistance, Data & Tools

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