Common Acronyms

Acronyms for organizations, initiatives, and programs commonly referred to on the LRAP website.


ASFPM Association of State Floodplain Managers

BMP Best Management Practices

CIP Capital Improvement Program

CFR Code of Federal Regulations

CPRA Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority

CRS Community Rating System

DMA 2000 Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000

DOT Department of Transportation (Federal)

EPA U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

FEMA Federal Emergency Management Agency

FHWA Federal Highway Administration

FIRM Flood Insurance Rate Map

DFIRM Digital Flood Insurance Rate Map

GIS Geographic Information Systems

GOHSEP Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness

GOMA Gulf of Mexico Alliance

HMGP Hazard Mitigation Grant Program

HMP Hazard Mitigation Plan

HUD Department of Housing and Urban Development (Federal)

IFR Interim Final Rule

IPCC Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change

KAB Keep America Beautiful Program

KCS Kansas City Southern Railway

LA DOTD Louisiana Department of Transportation and Development

LCG Lafayette Consolidated Government

LGS Louisiana Geological Survey

LID Low Impact Development

LRA Louisiana Recovery Authority

MHMSC Monroe Hazard Mitigation Steering Committee

MPO Metropolitan Planning Organization

NAI No Adverse Impact floodplain management

NAVD North American Vertical Datum 1988

NCDC National Climatic Data Center

NEPA National Environmental Policy Act of 1996

NFIP National Flood Insurance Program

PDM Pre-Disaster Mitigation

PSMP Process Safety Management Program

RL Repetitive Loss

SRL Severe Repetitive Loss

TBLB Tensas Basin Levee Board

TIF Tax Increment Financing

TIP Transportation Improvement Plan

ULM University of Louisiana at Monroe

UONWR Upper Ouachita National Wildlife Refuge

USACE U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

USFWS U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

USGS U.S. Geological Survey