Benefit Cost Toolkit Version 5.1

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The Benefit Cost Tool Version 5.1 is used to perform benefit cost analysis for applications submitted under FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Programs. To use this tool you must first download the compressed file on this page, extract and save the file in one folder on your computer. While the program is installing, additional file sets will be downloaded from the internet. Make sure to maintain access to the internet until the program is fully installed. If you have any questions about the new BCA software program, please contact the BC Helpline at or at 1-855-540-6744.

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Icon for file of type application/zipBenefit Toolkit Version 5.1

On February 11, 2015, FEMA released the BCA Tool version 5.1, which corrects software issues and improves the help functions. Version 5.1 replaces version 5.0 and is available for use to demonstrate cost-effectiveness for FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Assistance (HMA) grant programs. Version 5.0 will no longer be acceptable to use to demonstrate cost-effectiveness.  Users must download the Benefit Cost Analysis Version 5.1 Setup Standard Zip File, extract the contents into a folder on the user's computer and then run BCAV5_1_Setup_Standard.exe to install.

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Icon for file of type application/pdfBenefit Cost Version 5.1 System Requirements

Benefit Cost Version 5.1 System Requirements

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Icon for file of type application/pdfSupplement to the Benefit-Cost Analysis Reference Guide June 2011
The purpose of the guide is to supplement the information available at regarding the FEMA benefit-cost analysis (BCA) software. The supplemental guidance is useful for any version of the software, as it provides supplemental information on how benefit cost analysis are prepared.
Icon for file of type application/pdfBenefit Cost Analysis Reference Guide June 2009
The purpose of the BCA Reference Guide is to provide BCA software users with an overview of the grant programs, application development, benefits and costs, and the location of BCA guidance documents and helpful information. This guide also outlines sources of additional information needed to use the software to obtain a Benefit-Cost Ratio (BCR) for a single project or multiple projects.
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Icon for file of type application/zipHurricane Hazard Data11.76M
Icon for file of type application/pdfEnhanced Features of the Benefit Cost Analysis Toolkit Version 5.1

Description of Enhanced Features of the Benefit Cost Analysis Toolkit Version 5.1

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