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Guidance for Applying ASCE 24 Engineering Standards to HMA Flood Retrofitting and Reconstruction Projects (2013)

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FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) program provides funding for mitigation activities that reduce disaster losses and protect life and property from future disaster damages including the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP), Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM), and Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA). An important part of funding mitigation projects involves ensuring that each project meets FEMA’s requirements, which includes adhering to project-related design standards. Specifically for flood-related HMA projects, FEMA requires projects to incorporate the American Society of Civil Engineers Flood-Resistant Design and Construction Standard (ASCE 24). In order to integrate ASCE 24 as the minimum standard for flood-related HMA projects, FEMA Building Science Branch has developed a guidance document, methodology and checklists, and a training to compliment FEMA Policy-203-074-1, “Minimum Design Standards for Hazard Mitigation Assistance Projects in Flood Hazard Areas”. Appendix C and Appendix D are spreadsheet tools and must be download separately.
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Icon for file of type application/pdfGuidance for Applying ASCE 24 Engineering Standards to HMA Flood Retrofitting and Reconstruction Projects (2013)
3.01MNovember 1, 2013
Icon for file of type application/zipAppendix C Mitigation Measure Selection Worksheet
0.98MNovember 1, 2013
Icon for file of type application/zipAppendix D Checklists for Mitigation Projects: Development, Grant Applications, Implementation, and Closeout
192.76KNovember 1, 2013
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