Floodplain Training and Education

2020-2021 Training Dates

One day trainings are normally offered at a few locations around the state during winter (January to March) and in the fall (September to November). We are currently exploring options to offer those trainings in a virtual format. Future dates and topics will be posted as available.

Introduction to FEMA Community Rating System (CRS) two day class that was to be offered September 2020 in the Minneapolis area was cancelled. We hope to offer the class in the future, and an update will be posted when it is rescheduled.

Questions and RSVP

Contact [email protected] or Ceil Strauss,[email protected], 651-259-5713 for more details on topics to be covered or to RSVP for a training.

Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers (MnAFPM) Annual Conference

The next annual conference will be held virtually on the mornings of November 18-20, 2020.

The CFM exam will be offered December 4, 2020 at the AECOM offices in Minneapolis. Register before November 15, 2020 at Association of State Floodplain Managers (ASFPM) site. Note that space is limited.

Please look for more information on the Minnesota Association of Floodplain Managers website

Water Talk Newsletter

The Water Talk Newsletter is published quarterly and features updates on program news, funding, projects, events, and learning resources for local governments and others involved in floodplain and shoreland management.

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FEMA Information for Property Owners - extensive list of useful links for property owners related to insurance claims, filing claims, LOMAs, and items related to reducing risk.