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The Association of State Floodplain Managers has issued an updated version of its report Flood Mapping for the Nation, estimating that the United States needs to spend $3.2 billion to $11.8 billion to complete flood mapping necessary to help communities across the country address hazards and save lives and property.

Analyses have shown that accurate, up-to-date flood mapping saves taxpayers $2 for every $1 invested by helping cities and states plan, design...

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Adhering to social distancing protocols enacted to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the Center for Watershed Protection's 2020 National Watershed and Stormwater Conference originally scheduled to be held in Austin, Texas, has moved to an online format. Please visit the conference website for more information.

The virtual conference is scheduled for April 14-16. The presentations will center around increasing the resiliency of our communities in response to emerging and persistent threats to...

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The Texas Water Development Board , which is overseeing applications for grants and loans under the new Flood Infrastructure Fund to finance for flood control, flood mitigation, and drainage projects, now is providing a series of on-demand web presentations on Flood Mitigation Funding that are available on the TWDB website.

The first one, “ The Flood Infrastructure Fund Intended Use Plan ,” is available now.

The board...

Read More - TWDB Adds Online Resources About Flood Funding

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A new financial assistance program will soon become available to assist in the funding of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.

On Nov. 5, Texas voters approved Proposition 8, a constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) . In conjunction with the constitutional amendment, the legislature made a one-time transfer of $793 million from the Economic Stabilization or “Rainy Day” Fund to the FIF via...

Read More - New Financial Program Available for Texas Communities

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Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency recognizes Flood Safety Preparedness Week March 9-13. The week encourages Georgia residents and their families to prepare for flooding.

Approximately 14 million people across the United States were impacted by flooding last year. In 2019, flooding accounted for 3 of the 14 nationally declared weather and climate change disasters with losses exceeding a billion dollars each.

Flood Safety Preparedness Week showcases a new tip...

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Stakeholders have until mid-January to review and comment on the proposed Flood Infrastructure Fund rules and Flood Intended Use Plan.

The rules and the plan include information on eligibility, minimum standards, program timeline, financial assistance categories, prioritization criteria, and additional information. Comments on the rules should be submitted to the Texas Water Development Board at rulescomments@twdb.texas.gov, and comments on the Intended Use Plan should be submitted...

Read More - Feedback Wanted for Proposed Flood Infrastructure Fund Rules and Plan

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On Nov. 5, Texas voters approved Proposition 2 and Proposition 8 , constitutional amendments related to funding projects for economically distressed areas and also establishing a fund for regional flood planning and infrastructure projects.

More on Proposition 2

Proposition 2 authorizes the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) to issue an additional $200 million in general obligation bonds. The funds would be used to further fund projects through...

Read More - Texas Voters OK Propositions For Funding Projects and Flood Planning

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It’s time for Texans to head to the polls again, and it’s important for voters to be informed about what’s on the ballot.

One of the items under consideration is Proposition 8 , which would create the Flood Infrastructure Fund (FIF) for a statewide, cooperative effort for regional flood planning, mitigation and infrastructure projects.

How the Flood Infrastructure Fund Works

FIF would be administered by the ...

Read More - Texas’ Proposition 8 Would Dedicate $900M to Flood Control

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