Federal policy provides aid to localities to administer building and floodplain ordinances upon major disaster declaration

December 17, 2021

Pursuant to the Federal Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has implemented a policy to provide local governments resources needed to effectively administer and enforce state and locally adopted building codes and floodplain management ordinances for a period of no longer than 180 days after the date of the major disaster declaration. This factsheet provides more information regarding costs eligible for reimbursement.

For more information or questions contact Charles Baker at charles.baker@fema.dhs.gov.

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