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NM Awarded FEMA Grant for Flood Mapping Activities

Agencies in Arkansas, New Mexico and Oklahoma have been awarded more than $1.2 million in non-disaster hazard mitigation funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

These grants are part of FEMA’s Cooperating Technical Partner (CTP) program and pay for efforts to maintain up-to-date flood hazard maps and other flood hazard information.

The cities and agencies that received the grants include:

• The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission – $200,000;
• The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission – $62,173;
• The Arkansas Natural Resources Commission – $638,418;
• The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management – $50,000;
• The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management – $149,000; and
• The University of New Mexico – $150,000.

The CTP Program is an innovative approach to creating partnerships between FEMA and participating National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) communities, regional agencies, state agencies, Tribal Nations and universities that have the interest and capability to become more active participants in the FEMA flood hazard mapping program. Fundable activities include program management, base map acquisition, scoping and outreach.

http://www.fema.gov/news-release/2014/10/08/arkansas-new-mexico-and-oklahoma-agencies-receive-more-12-million-fema