News and Notes About Benefit-Cost Analysis

From this page, you can review Benefit-Cost Analysis (BCA)-related updates, see the schedule for upcoming releases, and access current and past BCA Toolkit release notes.

Latest Updates and Announcements

Acquisition Pre-Calculated Benefit Now Available for Repetitive Loss and Severe Repetitive Loss Properties

FEMA has established a pre-calculated benefit for the acquisition of a Repetitive Loss (RL) or Severe Repetitive Loss (SRL) property, as defined by either the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) or Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) program. The pre-calculated benefit amount is $323,000, equal to the pre-calculated benefit amount for acquisitions within the Special Flood Hazard Area (SFHA). For more information, see the memorandum.

Hospital Generator Pre-Calculated Benefit Now Available

FEMA has established a pre-calculated benefit for certain hospital generator projects. The pre-calculated benefits for a hospital generator project are $6.95 per hospital building gross square footage (BGSF) in urban areas, including most suburban areas, and $12.62 per hospital BGSF in rural areas. For more information, including how to determine if a hospital is in an urban or rural area, see the hospital generator pre-calculated benefits memorandum.

Schedule of Upcoming Releases

There are no new releases scheduled at this time.

The current version of the BCA Toolkit, Version 6.0, was released in 2019.

Changes and updated features are implemented regularly. Many of the changes and hotfixes implemented are an outcome from questions and comments submitted to the BCA Helpline.

BCA Toolkit Release Notes

The release notes describe the improvements, updates, and fixes that have been made to the BCA Toolkit. The release notes are listed chronologically, are categorized by the purpose of the change to the add-in, and have the BCA Toolkit build number associated with that release.

Last updated June 3, 2022