Flooding in Epsom
The Repetitive Flood Claims (RFC) grant program was authorized by the Bunning-Bereuter-Blumenauer Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-264), which amended the National Flood Insurance Act (NFIA) of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4001, et al).
Up to $10 million is available annually for FEMA to provide RFC funds to assist States and communities reduce flood damages to insured properties that have had one or more claims to the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
- Cost Share: 100% Federal Funds/0% State or Local Funds
RFC Recent Projects
The Suncook River has consistently caused property owners damages from flood events. Allenstown had a number of properties which experienced repeated damages from the Suncook flooding. Allenstown applied for and was awarded a RFC grant. The town purchased four properties and has returned the land to open space to prevent any future homes being built on the land. The town was able to utilize mitigation measures and allow the properties owners to permanently escape future flood claims.