Flood Training Website Released for Administrative Officers

FloodTraining.vermont.gov is now fully available for administrative officers (AO) of municipal flood hazard and river corridor bylaws.  The site features tools and case studies for AOs, members of Development Review Boards and other community officials.  The new site complements FloodReady.vermont.gov with its focus on community planning for flood resilience, and the technical materials available at the DEC Rivers pa

Draft Flood Training Site now live - your feedback invited!

The Vermont  Department of Environmental Conservation is seeking your feedback on new draft Flood Training Modules.

Given the complexity of River Corridor and flood hazard area protection, and the reality that most of the work is done by volunteers, VT DEC is creating a tool that helps people understand key concepts, learn from work already happening in Vermont communities, and find answers to common questions they will likely face as floodplain administrators or other municipal officials.

Training 11/30: Essentials of Land Use Planning and Regulation

TRORC will conduct an Essentials of Land Use Planning and Regulation training at the Pomfret Town Office (5218 Pomfret Road) on November 30, 2017 from 6 – 8 p.m. This training provides an introduction for members of local planning commissions, zoning and development review boards, Selectboard’s and other town officials. The four main areas that will be discussed in this training are:

Register by 12/15 for: FEMA 4-Day Training and CFM Exam in January

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (ANR) along with FEMA Region 1 and the Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) are excited to share this training opportunity with you. Registration is now open for FEMA’s 4-day introductory class to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP), called Managing Floodplain Development Through the NFIP being held here in Vermont.

Application Deadlines 8/14 - 11/14/17 for FEMA PDM and FMA

Pre-Disaster Mitigation and Flood Mitigation Assistance Application Cycle for FY17 

FEMA has posted the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcements for the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) and Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) grant programs on www.grants.gov. These NOFOs provide an overview of the grant programs and details about the agency's funding priorities and review process.

Register by 6/9 for Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) Exam 6/23

The Vermont Agency of Natural Resources (VTANR) will be hosting a Certified Floodplain Manager (CFM) exam on 6/23/2017.  The exam will be held from 1-4pm in Montpelier, VT at the VTANR main office at 1 National Life Drive.   If you or someone you know may be interested in sitting for the exam, please have them contact me (rebecca.pfeiffer@vermont.gov) with any questions.  Please feel free to share this announcement with any person or other groups that I may have missed.

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