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About the Cooperating Technical Partners Program

Our Vision and Mission

The Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) Program’s mission is to strengthen the effectiveness of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and support FEMA’s mitigation objectives. CTP leverages partnerships to deliver high-quality hazard identification and risk assessment products, provide outreach support and empower communities to take action to reduce risk based on informed, multi hazard-based data and resources. This is in support of FEMA’s Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) Program.

FEMA leverages CTP partnerships in the delivery of high-quality mapping products, risk assessment tools, and planning and outreach support. This enables communities to take action to reduce risk based on informed multi hazard-based data and resources.

CTP Program Mission

Strengthening the effectiveness of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and supporting FEMA's mitigation objectives by leveraging partnerships

Risk MAP Mission

Leveraging partnerships, Risk MAP focuses on collaboration with state, tribal and local entities

Delivering high-quality hazard identification and risk assessment products (and data)

Delivering quality data

Providing outreach support and empowering communities to take action to reduce risk based on informed multi-hazard based data and resources

Increasing public awareness, which leads to action that reduces risk to life and property

Benefits of Participating in the Program

  • The opportunity to interject a tailored local focus into a national program, which pools resources and extends the productivity of limited public funds.
  • Recognizing partners that are actively working to identify and map their flood risk while incorporating this information into official FEMA flood hazard data.
  • Increased recognition across the Risk MAP Program through the CTP Recognition Program.
  • Mentoring support, shared best practices, online resources and training to achieve more efficient and effective flood risk development.
  • Training opportunities.
Last updated February 17, 2021