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  1. A group of people living in the same locality and under the same government, or a political subdivision of a state or other authority that has zoning and building code jurisdiction over a particular area.
  2. A political entity that has the authority to adopt and enforce floodplain ordinances for the area under its jurisdiction.
  3. A network of individuals and families, businesses, governmental and nongovernmental organizations and other civic organizations that reside or operate within a shared geographical boundary and may be represented by a common political leadership at a regional, county, municipal or neighborhood level.
  4. Any State, or area or political subdivision thereof, or any Indian tribe or authorized tribal organization or Alaska Native village or authorized native organization, which has authority to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations for the areas within its jurisdiction.
Glossary Section
NFIP - National Flood Insurance Program
NDRF - National Disaster Recovery Framework
AFGP - Assistance to Firefighters Grants Program
Last updated Jul 7, 2020