Community Assistance Program - State Support Services Element (CAP-SSSE) - R8


The Community Assistance Program â₏“ State Support Services Element (CAP-SSSE) program provides funding to States to provide technical assistance to communities in the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) and to evaluate community performance in implementing NFIP floodplain management activities.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 07/15/2015 (Archived.)
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Cooperative Agreement
Number of Awards Available
Other Categories
State Floodplain Management Technical Assistance
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
The National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 prohibits the Administrator from providing flood insurance in a community unless that community adopts and enforces floodplain management measures that meet or exceed minimum criteria in 44 CFR Part 60.3. These floodplain management measures can take the form of floodplain management ordinances, building codes, or zoning provisions. The Act also directs FEMA to work closely with and provide any necessary technical assistance to States and communities participating in the NFIP. CAP-SSSE, through its State partnering agreement, is designed to make State personnel available to assist and supplement FEMA Regions in providing technical assistance to NFIP communities and in monitoring, evaluating, and pursuing corrective actions taken by communities in the performance of local floodplain management responsibilities. Under CFR 60.25, Governors have exercised their prerogative of designating a "State Coordinating Agency" that is best able to carry out the flood loss reduction activities of the NFIP. State officials can be particularly effective in delivering these services to communities because of their knowledge, skills and familiarity of floodplain management with State governing authorities and how these interrelate with local floodplain management ordinances, as well as their knowledge of related State programs.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has cost sharing or matching requirements.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Headquarters Office
Bret Gates
Phone: (202) 646-4133
E-mail Address
Financial Information


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