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GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS:

CAFM Annual Conference

CAFM is pleased to announce that its upcoming annual conference will be December 7, 8, and 9 from 10:00 am to 12 or 12:30 pm each day.  Please see our events page for more details!

CAFM Newsletter

Please see our annual CAFM NEWSLETTER which has lots of great information from our Communications Chair!

HMGP Grant Application Period Open

The Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (CTDESPP), Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (DEMHS) is currently accepting grant applications for funding through the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) until Janaury 12, 2022, associated with the federal disaster declaration received for Tropical Storm Isaias (HMGP-DR-CT-4580).

The HMGP provides funding to state, local, and tribal governments so they can rebuild in a way that reduces, or mitigates, future disaster losses in their communities. HMGP funding is available only after a presidentially declared disaster.

Sub-applicants must have a FEMA-approved hazard mitigation plan in place by January 12, 2022 to be eligible to apply for planning or project funding. HMGP grants are 75% federal share, with a required 25% match of cash or in-kind services from the sub-applicant. Sub-applicants are encouraged, but not required, to submit a Notice of Intent (NOI) to obtain feedback from both the State and FEMA before submitting a final grant application in order to have the strongest application possible.

Note that non-disaster-related Hazard Mitigation Grants under BRIC and FMA close on November 29th.

PA 21-115 Climate Change Adaptation Act

On July 6, 2021, Governor Ned Lamont signed An Act Concerning Climate Change Adaptation, Public Act 21-115, into law. This law implements multiple recommendations outlined in the Phase 1 Near-Term Actions Report of the Governor’s Council on Climate Change (GC3) and was originally introduced by the Governor as House Bill 6441. The Act allows Connecticut municipalities to create a stormwater authority to address water quality and flooding, adds climate resilience and flood prevention to the purview of municipal flood and erosion control boards (FECBs), and expands the scope of the Connecticut Green Bank to invest more broadly in environmental infrastructure, including climate resilience and adaptation projects.

DEEP Coastal Property Owner’s Guide

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Land and Water Resources Division has created a new Coastal Property Owner’s Guide.  It can be found on the DEEP website.

The goal of the Coastal Property Owner’s Guide is to help familiarize current and potential property owners, real estate agents, attorneys, builders, and anyone involved in selling or buying coastal properties, with coastal structures and regulations.

DEEP has also prepared a ADA Coastal Property Owners Infographic and Coastal Property Owner Tri-fold Brochure for public consumption of this topic.

 

FLOODPLAIN MANAGEMENT TRAINING:

Scheduled trainings by other agencies are listed below.  Please follow the links and contact these entities directly to attend.

For CRS, PDM, and STARR webinars, click the link and then the “Upcoming” tab to navigate the list on the WebEx page.  These webinars are typically worth 1.0 to 1.5 CECs for CFMs.

December

CAFM Annual Conference (Virtual) – December 7, 8, 9

Additional courses available through FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute in Emmittsburg, MD, as well as through the COMET Program and ASFPM’s RedVector partnership.

NEWSLETTERS:

Spring 2020 Newsletter

Fall 2019 Newsletter

Fall 2018 Newsletter

Winter 2017-2018  Newsletter

Summer 2017 Newsletter

Fall 2016 Newsletter

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Winter 2016 Newsletter

September 2015 Newsletter

June 2015 Newsletter

February 2015 Newsletter

October 2014 Newsletter

July 2014 Newsletter