SAN FRANCISCO; FAIRFAX, VA.; AND Raleigh, N.C. – Risk Assessment, Mapping and Planning Partners (RAMPP), a joint venture between URS Corporation, Dewberry, and ESP Associates, was awarded a contract by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to assist the agency in identifying flood hazards, assessing the associated risks, and providing mitigation activities throughout the United States and its territories.

The $600 million contract over five years stipulates that RAMPP provide comprehensive floodplain mapping, GIS, and hazard risk mitigation services for FEMA to include specifically serving FEMA Regions II (New York City), III (Philadelphia), and VI (Denton, Texas).

RAMPP will be responsible for operating Regional Support Centers located near the FEMA regional offices, processing Letters of Map Correction, and providing production and technical services for flood insurance studies, as well as digital flood insurance rate map production, studies, hazard risk assessment and mitigation planning, outreach, and other services. RAMPP will initially focus on completing tasks similar to FEMA’s Map Modernization program, as well as attending to priority needs such as levees and coastal analyses. Following this phase, RAMPP will assist FEMA with the implementation of Risk MAP, which will involve expanding the traditional flood mapping scope to include risk assessment and mitigation products.