Deadline: MARCH 1, 2023
Application Deadline for Funding Green Acres Land Acquisition, Park Development, Stewardship, Jake’s Law and Urban Park Projects
Local governments and eligible nonprofit organizations interested in acquiring open space, creating or rehabilitating parks, completing stewardship projects, or creating inclusive playgrounds are invited to apply for Green Acres grant and loan fundingFor more information, https://www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2023/23_0015.htm
Green Acres Program Forms and Regulations can be found at: https://dep.nj.gov/greenacres/forms-and-regulations/#green-acres-application-formshttps://www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2023/23_0013.htm
Deadline: MARCH 3, 2003
Posting of NOFO Announcement for New Municipal Stormwater Grants
$19 million in grants to help municipalities with the transition to new municipal stormwater permitting system requirements designed to better protect New Jersey’s waterways from pollutants in stormwater. These permitting changes will also help mitigate localized flooding that is increasing due to climate change.
For more information, go to https://www.nj.gov/dep/newsrel/2023/23_0013.htm
Deadline: MARCH 13, 2023
Register for FEMA’s Virtual Local Mitigation Planning Workshop
FEMA is hosting a virtual Local Mitigation Planning Workshop in March. This training covers the basics of mitigation planning for local communities. You will learn about the planning process, assessing risks, and developing and implementing effective mitigation strategies. This course is updated to reflect new guidance, resources and material related to the 2022 Local Mitigation Planning Policy Guide.
Dates: March 13-16, 2023
Time: Noon – 4 p.m. ET daily
Location: Virtual - Register via Zoom. After FEMA approves your registration, you will get the log-in.
Seats are limited. Please limit sign-ups to two people from your planning team.
Who should attend?
This workshop is for local community officials, emergency managers, planners and other partners in hazard mitigation planning. It is most helpful to take this training when participants are in the early stages of starting their plan development/update. Have your expiration date handy when registering. Not sure when it is? Check the Plan Status Map. We will prioritize participants whose plans are 18-24 months from expiration, to ensure the timing of the workshop is beneficial.
Space is limited. FEMA will be offering more sessions later this year. Your registration request will be placed on a wait list. The registration form lists four sessions. To get credits and/or a certificate of completion, you must attend all four sessions.
Continuing Education and Certificates of Completion
This course has up to 12 Continuing Education Credits for the Association of State Floodplain Managers pending. It also has up to 12 Certification Maintenance Credits for the American Institute of Certified Planners pending. We will share the final credit details during the training.
Deadline: MARCH 31, 2023
Public Comments for U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ New York – New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Study (HATS)
The first public comment period for the New York – New Jersey Harbor and Tributaries Study (HATS) is due on March 7, 2023. Comments should be made out to:
Mr. Bryce W. Wisemiller, Project Manager
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers New York District,
Programs & Projects Management, Planning Division
Jacob K. Javits Federal Building, Room 17-401
c/o PSC Mail Center
26 Federal Plaza
New York, New York 10278
One of the benefits of being an organization composed of diligent professionals from a variety of complementary backgrounds is that we have the ability to call on our members and ask them for assistance to answer complicated questions, review technical documents, evaluate pending agency rules/rule changes, or provide insight on legislation that could impact floodplain management in the communities we serve. The NJAFM Board is thankful to everyone who graciously contributed their valuable time to review NJDEP's pending Inland Flood Protection rules as well as recently proposed Flood Disclosure legislation. Below are links to our official comments on these matters which were prepared by our members, supported by the NJAFM Board, and submitted by our representatives on behalf of NJAFM.
NJAFM Flood Disclosure Comments submitted to New Jersey Assembly Members
NJAFM Inland Flood Protection Comments submitted to NJDEP
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