FEMA Fact Sheets (75)
- Collection Created:
- June 23, 2014
A collection of fact sheets from the Response Directorate, Office of Response & Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency
A collection of fact sheets from the Office of Response & Recovery, Federal Emergency Management Agency.
The DCM Toolbox contains tools, guidance, and job aids to assist non-federal entities in applying for the Disaster Case Management federal award. The Toolbox is currently being updated; check back for additional information.”
FEMA’s IPAWS Open Platform forEmergency Networks (IPAWS-OPEN)receives and authenticates messagestransmitted by alerting authorities androutes them to existing and emergingpublic alerting systems.
The Common Alerting Protocol (CAP) allows emergency messages to be simultaneously disseminated over a wide
variety of existing and emerging public alerting systems.
• CAP is an international technical data specification developed by the Organization for the Advancement of Structured Information Standards (OASIS).
• In addition to the basic CAP standard, a supplemental IPAWS Profile technical specification was developed to ensure
compatibility with existing warning systems used in the United States.
• FEMA has formally adopted CAP and the IPAWS Profile to implement the Integrated Public Alert and Warning
FEMA disaster recovery centers provide assistive devices for people with disabilities and others with access and functional needs that help them recieve information in their preferred method of communication. This fact sheet provides information about the various accessible communication technologies that are available for disaster survivors.
Fact Sheet for the Fiscal Year 2015 Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program.
IPAWS Supported State/Regional Testing (ISSRT) Fact Sheet
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched the Tech Sector program in 2013, creating a framework for voluntary technology support to state, local, tribal, and territorial (SLTT) governments after a presidentially declared disaster.
This fact sheet provides information on the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Call Center Pilot Program. This NFIP technical support hotline is intended for policyholders who have questions about their flood insurance policy or the claims process and disaster survivors who have general questions about the NFIP.
Even a slight chance of flooding can pose too great a threat to the delivery of services offered by the maintenance and operation of a community’s critical facilities. Special consideration when formulating higher regulatory standards and floodplain management plans needs to occur when critical facilities are involved.
Sandy Claims Division Fact Sheets
This page contains fact sheets for National Flood Insurance Program policyholders who were impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
FEMA designed the Hurricane Sandy Claims Review process to be transparent and customer friendly, and we do not believe that a policyholder must engage an attorney or other representative to receive fair treatment. This process is intended to ensure that the policyholder receives all money owed on their Hurricane Sandy flood insurance claim.
FEMA recognizes that a policyholder may choose to be represented through the process. If so, FEMA will work with a policyholder’s representative to meet the needs of the policyholder and the NFIP. We also recognize that a policyholder’s NFIP claim information is confidential and subject to the Privacy Act, a federal law that guards the personal information of all Americans. FEMA therefore needs to ensure that a representative is appropriately designated and authorized to speak and receive information on behalf of the policyholder.
The Office of National Capital Region Coordination (ONCRC) was established by Public Law 107-
296, Sec. 882, of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, to coordinate homeland security activities
relating to the National Capital Region (NCR). The Office was created in response to the unique
coordination challenges facing the NCR because of the region’s large federal presence, including
Congress, the Judiciary, numerous federal departments and agencies, and the intersection between
Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.
To ensure policyholders receive the correct annual premium rate increase for their policy covering non-residential property beginning November 1, 2015, they or their agent must submit a completed NFIP Building Use Questionnaire, no less than 60 days prior to the expiration of their non-residential policy. The criteria used to distinguish a “non-residential business policy from an “other non-residential” policy are outlined below.
Aquifer storage and recovery, floodplain and stream restoration, flood diversion and storage, and green infrastructure methods are eligible under the Hazard Mitigation Assistance programs to support communities in reducing the risks associated with mitigating the impacts of flood and drought conditions
Multiple tools have been developed to assist with the development of these activities, to include fact sheets, benefit cost analysis guidance and job aids to help development of Hazard Mitigation Assistance applications. These activities are available for Hazard Mitigation Grant Program funding resulting from a major disaster declared on or after September 30, 2015, and for HMA funding for which the application period opens on or after September 30, 2015.
Interoperable Message Exchange Fact Sheet
FEMA and the Smithsonian Institution cosponsor the Heritage Emergency National Task Force, a partnership of 42 national service organizations and federal agencies created to protect cultural heritage from the damaging effects of natural disasters and other emergencies.
Benefits of IPAWS for State and Local Authorities Fact Sheet
This fact sheet is intended to educate National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) policyholders on the flood insurance claim process.