Emergency Responses

Improved Property

Detailed Discussion

Improved Property is any structure, facility, or item of equipment that was constructed, built, or manufactured.

Examples of improved property include:

 Buildings

 Levees

 Roads and bridges

 Vehicles and equipment

 Improved and maintained natural features

Unimproved property is not eligible for FEMA funding for permanent restoration or for protection by the performance of emergency protective measures. Examples  of unimproved property include agricultural land,  a hillside or slope, forest, or a natural stream bank.


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