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For an overview of the Flood Map Modernization (Map Mod) program, please view the questions below.

To learn more about significant planning documents and tools developed for the Map Mod program, follow the links below.

FY10 Flood Mapping Progress Report and Production Plan

The FY10 Flood Mapping Progress Report and Production Plan details FEMA’s progress in prioritizing and delivering modernized flood maps for areas of the United States with the greatest flood risk. The FY10 Flood Mapping Progress Report and Production Plan supersedes “Flood Map Modernization Progress Report (MHIP) Version 3.5” and “Risk MAP FY09 Flood Mapping Production Plan Version 1.0”. The Report provides an update on performance in the Flood Map Modernization Program and the strategy for prioritizing and initiating coastal, levee, and riverine flood engineering and map data updates for Risk MAP. The Report provides United States Maps depicting map production progress, planned updates, and an appendix that lists by State and county all scheduled and completed flood map production activities. Specific questions regarding flood map production activities may be directed to the appropriate FEMA Regional office.

Digital Flood Map Policy

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is implementing a new digital products and associated policy. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) goal is to reduce the reliance on paper products. The policy is structured to allow the continued use of paper maps for those who prefer this method. However, for NFIP stakeholders interested in adopting the new digital processes, this policy will enable them to take full advantage of the new digital maps FEMA is producing through the Map Mod program. Within FEMA, the goal is to transition to digital processes for distributing and reading the flood maps. These new digital capabilities of the flood maps will:

  • Enable significant advantages in capability, precision, and cost;
  • Reduce costs associated with paper map production, handling and storage;
  • Encourage the use of quality local data to make administration of the NFIP more efficient and effective.

To learn more about FEMA's Digital Flood Map Policy, read the Policy and Fact Sheet.

Multi-Year Flood Hazard Identification Plan (MHIP)

The MHIP describes the strategy, schedule, and budget developed by FEMA for producing flood hazard data and maps to administer the NFIP. It is a living document that is updated annually through a collaborative process to engage stakeholders.

Flood Map Modernization Mid-Course Adjustment

The Flood Map Modernization Mid-Course Adjustment outlines in detail the purpose of the NFIP, status of the Map Mod program, and benefits of the Map Mod program and the Mid-Course Adjustment.

Map Modernization Management Support (MMMS) Activities

The purpose of the MMMS program is to provide, through a Cooperative Agreement, a means to ensure that MMMS Partners can support the Map Mod effort through activities that do not directly result in production of a new or revised flood hazard map. These support activities include administration and management activities.

Mapping Information Platform (MIP)

Flood maps and data may be accessed online via the FEMA MIP, both during the course of a Flood Map Project as data become available and after the flood hazard map is adopted as required to determine insurance rates.

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Last Updated: 
07/24/2014 - 16:00
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