Cooperating Technical Partners

To increase local involvement in, and ownership of, the development and maintenance of flood hazard maps produced for the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Examples of funded projects include: (1) Refinement of Approximate Zone A Boundaries; (2) Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modeling and Floodplain Mapping; (3) Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map Preparation; (4) Redelineation of Detailed Flood Hazard Information Using Updated Topographic Data.

Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Office - FEMA Regional Offices will manage all program activities under the CTP initiative.

See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of FEMA Regional Offices.
Website Address

Program Accomplishments

To date, approximately, 231 communities, regional agencies, and State agencies had signed Partnership Agreements with FEMA and are, therefore, active participants in the CTP program. Approximately 63 percent of these participants have undertaken specific mapping activities under Mapping Activity Statements. Current information on specific mapping activities undertaken by participants is available at

Uses and Use Restrictions

The funds are authorized to supplement, not supplant, ongoing flood hazard mapping efforts by the community, regional agency, or State agency.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

All States and Commonwealths (including the District of Columbia and territories and possessions of the United States), regional agencies, and communities may apply.

Applicants must be communities participating and in good standing in the NFIP or service participating NFIP communities.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State, local, specialized group, small business, general public.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

Application deadline and other information are contained in the application/program guidance.

Award Procedures

Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.


Refer to announcement or application guidance for further information.


Housing and Urban Development Act of 1968, National Flood Insurance Act of 1968, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 4101; Housing and Urban Development Act of 1969; Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973, as amended; National Flood Insurance Reform Act of 1994.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to program guidance document.





Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

There are no matching requirements; however, applicants must be technically capable of providing products or services that add value to the flood hazard mapping process.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

Refer to program guidance. Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures.

Post Assistance Requirements


Grantees are required to submit quarterly financial and performance reports.

Quarterly "Progress Reports" must include the progress of each sub-grant award.

Reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter: January 30, April 30, July 30, and October 30.

Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Nonprofit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards (or receive property, or a combination of both, within the fiscal year) will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular A-133. These audits are due to the cognizant Federal agency, submitted through the Federal Audit Clearinghouse, not later than 9 months after the end of the grantees fiscal year.


Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Cooperative Agreements) FY 07 $54,000,000; FY 08 est not available; and FY 09 est not available.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

Refer to program guidance.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Annual program guidance is available to all CTP initiative participants and the general public on the FEMA website at

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

FEMA Regional Offices will manage all program activities under the CTP initiative. See Appendix IV of the Catalog for a listing of FEMA Regional Offices.

Headquarters Office

Department of Homeland Security, 245 Murray Lane - Bldg. #410, Washington, DC 20528.

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Refer to the program guidance for information on criteria for selecting proposals.

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