The Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) Program exists to strengthen and enhance the effectiveness of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
The CTP Program supports efforts to Strengthen National Preparedness and Resilience, one of the main goals of the DHS 2020-2024 DHS Strategic Plan.
the program supports the National Mitigation Investment Strategy, a supporting document to Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-8) on National Preparedness and Strategic Goal One and Two of FEMA's Strategic Plan, Building a Culture of Preparedness and Readying the Nation for Catastrophic Disaster.
It helps achieve these goals by fostering strong federal, state, tribal, regional and local partnerships to identify flood risks, reduce flood losses and promote community resiliency.
The objectives of the CTP Program are to primarily support the mission and objectives of the NFIP's Flood Hazard Mapping Program through FEMA's flood hazard identification and risk assessment programs, including the Risk Mapping, Assessment and Planning (Risk MAP) initiative.
The vision for Risk MAP is to deliver quality data that increases public awareness of flood hazard risk and leads to action that reduces flood risk to life and property.
The CTP supports Risk MAP to develop flood hazard data and maps for communities that have never had identified risks as well as building on effective flood hazard data and flood insurance rate maps (FIRMS); increase public awareness of risk and potential mitigation options to reduce risk and better inform mitigation planning.
Additional information about Risk MAP (including goals, strategies, progress and success stories), can be found on FEMA's website at https://www.fema.gov/flood-maps/tools-resources/risk-map.
For additional information on the CTP Program, please visit the CTP Program website located at https://www.fema.gov/flood-maps/cooperating-technical-partners.