Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) Program - Regional

Funding Agency:
Department of Homeland Security

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 2020-2024 DHS Strategic Plan. Additionally, the program supports the 2022-2026 FEMA Strategic Plan, Goal 2: Lead whole of community in climate resilience and Goal 3: Promote and sustain a ready FEMA and a prepared nation. It helps achieve these goals by fostering strong federal, state, tribal, territorial, regional, and local partnerships to identify flood risks, reduce flood losses, and promote community resilience. It also supports the National Mitigation Investment Strategy, a supporting document to Presidential Policy Directive (PPD-8), National Preparedness.

The objectives of the CTP program are primarily to 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 MAP program. The vision for Risk MAP is to deliver quality data that increases public awareness of flood risk and leads to action that reduces flood risk to life and property. Through more precise flood mapping products, risk assessment tools, and planning and outreach support, Risk MAP strengthens the local ability to make informed decisions about reducing flood risk. The Risk MAP process was developed not only to introduce new and useful tools to help address these challenges, but also to create partnerships with communities affected by flooding and other hazards. By engaging local communities throughout the process and by sharing ownership of the products, Risk MAP results in tools that meet the needs of individual communities and stakeholders, and can be used to effectively communicate and reduce risk from flooding and other hazards for citizens across the United States. Flood hazard and risk data is also used to inform applications and reviews for federal mitigation grants such as the Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA), PreDisaster Mitigation, the Hazard Mitigation Assistance Program (HMGP), Public Assistance (PA), and the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) grant program. The data the program provides also contributes to responsible planning and decision-making by other government agencies, elected officials, Nongovernmental Organizations (NGOs), land developers, property owners, and more reducing loss of life and property.

Deadline: June 19, 2023

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Eligibility Requirements

The following entities are eligible for funding under this the CTP program: • City or township governments • County governments • Federally recognized tribal governments • Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status, other than institutions of higher education • Institutions of higher education as defined by section 101of the Higher Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. § 1001) • Public Housing Authorities/Indian housing authorities • Special district governments • Territories • State governments, including the District of Columbia

Funding Type





Community Outreach and Engagement
Environmental & Life Sciences
Social Sciences

Internal Nomination



External Deadline

June 19, 2023