CRS Committee

Community Rating System (CRS)


KAMM’s CRS Committee

To join the committee or for information, please contact Alex VanPelt. CRS Committee Chair.

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Plan to join us for the CRS Committee meetings!

2024 CRS Meetings Dates:

Second Thursday, every other month

Jan 11, 2024                        9:30a ET

Mar 14, 2024                      9:30a ET

May 09, 2024                      9:30a ET               [possibly in-person]

Jul 11, 2024                         9:30a ET

Sep [@ Conference]       TBD

CRS Committee Meeting Minutes

Link to the September meeting minutes here: CRS Committee September Meeting Minutes

Link to the November meeting minutes here: Nov CRS Committee Agenda Meeting Minutes 

KAMM CRS Mission Statement

KAMM’s CRS Committee is a collection of KAMM members interested in reducing flood risks within the Commonwealth of Kentucky through FEMA’s Community Rating System (CRS) program.  The committee works with local, state, federal, and other partners to promote CRS participation, increase the CRS classes of existing participants, and to develop CRS action plans for the benefit to KAMM membership.

Committee Goals

  1. Increase CRS community participation within the Commonwealth;
  2. Assist current CRS communities in improving their community’s CRS class;
  3. Educate CRS coordinators of potential point opportunities and other CRS related goings-on;
  4. Develop KAMM materials and documents that are focused on CRS in the Commonwealth; and
  5. Promote CRS education & training opportunities for local CRS coordinators.


Resources on KAMM website

To learn more about the CRS Program, click on the following links:

CRS Fact Sheet

Link to the CRS Resources page:


CRS Background

CRS is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management best practices that exceed the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).  Over 1,500 communities participate nationwide.

In CRS communities, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community’s efforts that address the three goals of the program:

  • Reduce and avoid flood damage to insurable property
  • Strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the National Flood Insurance Program
  • Foster comprehensive floodplain management


NFIP/CRS Newsletters

The CRS Update Newsletter is a publication to provide local officials and others interested in the CRS with news they can use.

Sign up for CRS email updates.

Link to the most recent issue here: NFIP_CRS_FEMA-Newsletter_Dec22Jan23_508R

CRS Webinars

The CRS offers one-hour webinars to help communities understand and meet their CRS requirements.  Many will be recorded, so they can be accessed later.

Registration is free but required, as space is limited.  Some courses provide continuing education credits for certified floodplain managers (CFMs).

For dates and topic, link to CRS Training and Webinars

Link to to register.

See all of the CRS webinar trainings available on the CRS Resources website.  All webinars begin at 1:00 p.m. Eastern/10 a.m. Pacific.      

If you have questions about or suggestions for the CRS Webinar Series, contact







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