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Schenectady, NY 12301

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About Our Resources

Floodplain Management is complex. We've collected different types of resources to help make it easier. Below you will find useful links, job aids, documents and publications, information on State and Federal policy and programs, and forums that will connect you to a powerful resource - other Floodplain Administrators. Some resources are provided in multiple locations so you find the information you’re looking for, no matter which route you take to get to it.


Training Resources

Well trained floodplain administrators and public officials are an essential component of keeping our communities safe. We’ve compiled valuable training videos and courses, job aids, useful forms and links to state and federal program information to help you do your job more effectively!

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Policies & Programs

National Programs National Flood Insurance Program:
Congress created the National Flood Insurance Program in 1968 to help provide a means for property owners to financially protect themselves. The NFIP offers flood insurance to homeowners, renters and business owners if their community participates in the NFIP. Participating communities agree to adopt and enforce ordinances that meet or exceed FEMA requirements to reduce the risk of flooding. This website describes the National Flood Insurance Program and includes links to all recent updates and changes to the program (2012, 2014, etc.).

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New York State ProgramsNew York State has two major programs with permits and programs. One is the New York Codes, Rules & Regulations (NYCRR) Title 6: Environmental Conservation and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Lands and Waters, Dam Safety, Coastal and Flood Protection Programs. Learn more about those policies and programs at the link below.

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