(Florida Atlantic University) The project is funded in part by the federal government through FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program and in part from the state of Florida. The FDEM Bureau of Mitigation prioritizes flood risk management as an integral part of its mission. The goals of this project are to help communities guide future mitigation projects as well as to assist local communities in moving up in the Community Rating System of the National Flood Insurance Program.

Original source: https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-11/fau-fr112519.php