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

Release Notes for June 30, 2022
Numerous updates were made as part of the June 30, 2022, Benefit-Cost Analysis Toolkit release.
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.

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.

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