Policy holders can receive flood insurance discounts through the Community Rating System for actions taken by local government to reduce flooding. Currently, few eligible localities in Virginia participate in the CRS Program. However, interest in the Program is growing due to increasing flood insurance premiums.
View CRS scores in Virginia: what actions earned credit under specific CRS activities.
VA Coastal CRS Workgroup promotes strong floodplain management programs. Their website contains a wealth of information: helpful worksheets, checklists, FEMA forms, meeting materials, newsletters, and more.
Read about costs & benefits of participating in the CRS in VA: benefit-cost, secondary benefits and suggestions for overcoming barriers.
Virginia-specific guide to CRS tells how enrolled communities can get credit for existing activities that address flooding/sea level rise and increase open space and shoreline habitat.
FEMAs official website for the CRS program includes downloadable brochures, factsheets, training information, and newsletters.
The CRS program manages a website which includes ISO contacts, guidance on specific CRS activities, training opportunities, success stories, and more.