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 calls!

Committee Meetings planned to be second Wednesday every other month (EST). 

Nov        9           1:30p ET          Virtual

Jan         11th         1:30p ET        Virtual


KAMM 2022 Conference CRS Committee Report

The CRS Committee held one of its bimonthly meetings during the 2022 annual KAMM Conference.  Several CRS community members attended, as well as representatives from FEMA Region IV and ISO/CRS participated as well. 

During the meeting, attendees discussed several topics including identifying a quarterly CRS topic for the committee to discuss during our meetings as well as to develop projects relating to the quarterly topic, attendees were interested in revising the “low hanging fruit” guide to help new CRS communities identify some of the easier ways they can earn points when joining the CRS program. Other topics included training opportunities for CRS coordinators and other community officials through ISO and consulting groups. 

The next CRS committee meeting is planned for November 9 at 1p ET (12p CT).  Contact the Committee Chair, Alex VanPelt (, if you are interested in participating in the committee.


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

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.


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).

Link to our list of training. 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.      

Registration:  Click here and type “CRS” in the search field to view webinars that are now open for registration. If you have questions about or suggestions for the CRS Webinar Series, contact




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