2013 CRS Coordinator’s Manual

The objective of the Community Rating System (CRS) is to reward communities that are doing more than meeting the minimum NFIP requirements to help their citizens prevent or reduce flood losses. The CRS also provides an incentive for communities to initiate new flood protection activities. The CRS Coordinator’s Manual is the guidebook for the CRS and sets the criteria for CRS classification. It explains how the program operates, what is credited, and how credits are calculated. Although it is primarily a reference for CRS activities and credits, it can also help guide communities that want to design or improve their floodplain management programs.

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Additional Manual Resources

Special Flood-related Hazards Supplements to the CRS Coordinator’s Manual
The CRS recognizes that the mapping and minimum regulatory standards of the NFIP do not adequately address all flood problems. In particular, a number of “special” flood hazards deserve attention. These are addressed in the three following separate publications:

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