National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Resources Page

This Page is designed to help NFIP participating communities in Kansas understand the complexities of the program by providing ready to use templates and resources.  This page is under development, so we will be adding additional content and details over time.

Floodplain Mapping Templates

The following printouts provide communities with templates, handouts, and check lists for different stages of a floodplain mapping project.

Letter template for notification for open house

Social Media Template

Community checklist for Preliminary Map Review

BFE Portal Handout

Appeals Criteria

Floodplain Development Permit Template

Smart PDF Version:
The Smart PDF has functionality enabled within it to help guide the user to the appropriate documentation per project type.

Instructions for Reviewing Floodplain Permit - Smart PDF Version

Floodplain Permit Template - Smart PDF with notes - this version contains helpful notes on how to customize the template for community needs.

Floodplain Permit Template - Smart PDF - same version as above but with notes to users removed.

Word Version:
The Word version has the same information as the Smart PDF template, but does not have the built in interactive components.

Instructions for Reviewing Word Version of the Floodplain Permit

Floodplain Permit Template- Word Version 

Floodplain Management Templates

The following documents provide communities with information that is helpful for floodplain management related tasks.

Sample model ordinance template - this sample is provided for reference only.  All ordinances must be approved by the Chief Engineer prior to adoption.  Please work with DWR staff on this process.

Public hearing notice template

Adoption by Reference template

Written Administrative Procedures Template

Letter template for notification of permitting requirements - this template can be customized by communities to do mailings for properties located in the Special Flood Hazard Area to ensure they are aware of permitting and other requirements.  

Letter of allegation template

Letter of violation template

Substantial Damage Handbook with Templates

Elevation Certificate

Dry floodproofing Certificate

Floodplain Management Handouts

The following are handouts for filing for LOMAs, hiring a surveyor,  and joining the NFIP.

2019 Quick Guide

E-LOMA Instructions

LOMA-OAS Instructions

How to hire a surveyor

How to join the NFIP