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Agency:

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Resource:

(FEMA) National Dam Safety Program(NDSP)

Overview:

Federal government has used the NDSP to protect Americans from dam failure for more than 30 years. A partnership of states, federal agencies, and other stakeholders that encourages and promotes the establishment and maintenance of effective federal and State dam safety programs to reduce the risks to human life, property, and the environment from dam related hazards. Provides training for dam safety officials, technical assistance, conducts research related to dam safety, and provides grants to states. States use NDSP funds for the following types of activities:

  • Dam safety training for state personnel
  • Increasing number of dam inspections
  • Supporting and testing of emergency action plans
  • Timely review and issuance of permits
  • Improving coordination with state emergency preparedness officials
  • Identifying dams to be repaired or removed
  • Conducting dam safety awareness workshops, and creating dam safety videos and other outreach material

Funding Information:

  • Federal appropriation funding

Resource Website(s):

https://www.fema.gov/national-dam-safety-program

Keywords:

State Government, Preparing for Flood Response, Financial Assistance

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