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The community Rating System is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum program requirements and enables discounts on NFIP flood insurance policies.
Community Rating System: Quick Bites
The community rating system
This video addresses the CRS, a program initiated by FEMA to provide communities with an incentive to go above and beyond the minimum NFIP standards for regulating development in the Special Flood Hazard Area.
Video Length: 6 Minutes 44 Seconds
Pocket Guide to the community rating system (CRS)
Pocket Guide to the CRS
Video Length: 4 Minutes 57 Seconds
COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM: Deep Dives
Preparing for CRS Verification Visit
Video Length: 22 Minutes 19 Seconds
CRS Repetitive Loss Properties
Video Length: 26 Minutes 30 Seconds
Video Length: 33 Minutes 44 Seconds
CRS Activity 610 – Flood Warning & Response
COMMUNITY RATING SYSTEM Resources
National Flood insurance program community rating system
FEMA’s CRS webpage provides basic information and fact sheets about the CRS program.
CRS Resources Home
CRS Resources website includes the CRS Coordinators Manual and CRS Application, as well as forms and reference materials needed to implement a community CRS program.
CRS for community resilience
CRS Community Resilience Guide: Online tools for CRS elements that strengthen natural ecosystems and reduce vulnerability to flooding, including a Green Guide, Element Profiles of CRS activities, and success stories.