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POSITION PAPERS


Welcome to MAPPS Position Papers.
Inquiries should be sent to info@mapps.org

2020

3D Elevation Program (3DEP)
For FY 2021, Congress should appropriate funds for the National Geospatial Program (NGP) at the requested level of $80.115 million. MAPPS requests the 3DEP funds appropriated for 2021 of $38.7 million, the same as FY20 enacted for 3DEP. Completion of this data set requires participation by additional agencies such as FEMA and NRCS, as well as USGS. Therefore, the MAPPS recommendation to the House and Senate Appropriations Committees are to provide for at least $159.75 million for all participating agencies – which is the required annual investment needed to finish the program by 2023. Download

Digital Coast Act
MAPPS and its member firms respectfully request that Congress approve the Digital Coast Act and send it to the president for enactment. House passage of the legislation occurred in December 2019; we encourage the Senate to take swift action in support. Download

National Landslide Preparedness Act
MAPPS and its member firms respectfully request that Congress approve the National Landslide Preparedness Act and send it to the president for enactment. House passage of the legislation occurred in June 2019; we the Senate to take swift action in support. Download

National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP)
MAPPS and its member firms respectfully request that Congress pass a five-year reauthorization of the NFIP. Download