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Glossary

Terms frequently used by FEMA. In a few instances, standard insurance industry terms have been added for additional focus and emphasis.
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Term: Technically Feasible

Term used to describe a project or action utilizing design and construction methods and materials, which are approved, codified, recognized, fall under standard or acceptable levels of practice or otherwise are determined to be generally acceptable by the design and construction industry.

Glossary Section: AFGP - Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program
Term: Temporary Housing

Temporary accommodations provided by the Federal Government to individuals or families whose homes are made unlivable by an emergency or a major disaster. 44 CFR 206.111

Glossary Section: NDHS - National Disaster Housing Strategy
Term: Tentative Rates

NFIP rates used to issue policies for applications that fail to provide the NFIP with valid actuarial rating information.

Glossary Section: NFIP - National Flood Insurance Program
Term: Thermal Protective Performance (TPP)

TPP measures how well a fabric protects the wearer against second-degree burns in a flash fire. The higher the TPP value, the more thermal protection the fabric provides relative to other fabrics. The NFPA minimum requirement of a TPP rating of 35 equates to 171/2 seconds until 2nd degree burn occurs in a flashover situation.

Glossary Section: AFGP - Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program
Term: Third-Party Organization

In terms of a regional application, all organizations benefitting from a regional application if the project is approved for funding.

Glossary Section: AFGP - Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program
Term: Training

To make proficient with specialized instruction and practice.

Glossary Section: AFGP - Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program
Term: Travel Trailer

Under the NFIP, a travel trailer can be considered a building only if it is without wheels, built on a chassis and affixed to a permanent foundation and regulated under the community's floodplain management and building ordinances or laws.

Glossary Section: NFIP - National Flood Insurance Program
Term: Tutorial

For the purposes of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program, the tutorial is an online program provided to teach applicants about the grant application and the AFG Program. The tutorial provides tips for navigating the online application, changes in the program for the current year and a review of lessons learned in the past.

Glossary Section: AFGP - Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program
Term: Two-Four (2 – 4) Family Building

A residential building, including an apartment building, containing two to four residential spaces and in which commercial uses are limited to less than 25% of the building's total floor area.

Glossary Section: NFIP - National Flood Insurance Program
Term: TDRC

Tribal Disaster Recovery Coordinator.

Glossary Section: NDRF - National Disaster Recovery Framework
Term: TREAS

Department of the Treasury.

Glossary Section: NDRF - National Disaster Recovery Framework
Term: TVA

Tennessee Valley Authority.

Glossary Section: NDRF - National Disaster Recovery Framework

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