S.2701 - Flood Mapping Modernization and Homeowner Empowerment Pilot Program Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL] (Introduced 04/18/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 04/18/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2701 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/18/2018)
Flood Mapping Modernization and Homeowner Empowerment Pilot Program Act of 2018
This bill directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to carry out a pilot program to make grants to local governments to: (1) enhance the production of maps relating to urban flooding and associated property damage; and (2) increase the availability of such maps to homeowners, businesses, and localities to enable them to minimize urban flooding risk. The grants may only be made to local governments in urbanized areas with populations greater than 50,000 or to stormwater management authorities in those localities.
FEMA shall give priority to grant applicants in areas that: (1) are highly vulnerable to a sea level rise, (2) include a military installation or other national security facility, or (3) have a population highly vulnerable to urban flooding and have an uneven capacity for flood mitigation and response efforts due to socioeconomic factors.