FEMA Community Rating System
In 2009, Washoe County qualified to be part of the FEMA Community Rating System (CRS). The program rewards communities that initiate more than the minimum NFIP requirements to help citizens prevent or reduce flood loses. Washoe County qualified for CRS Class 7 which provides the unincorporated Washoe County residents 15% discounts on flood insurance premiums. CRS Class 7 rating will save the Washoe County flood policy holders about $100,000 per year.
The goal of the CRS is to encourage, by use of Flood Insurance Premiums reductions, community and state activities beyond those required by the NFIP to reduce flood loses, to facilitate accurate insurance rating and to promote awareness of the availability to purchase flood insurance.
Supporting documents for the CC-230 Verification form for the Community Rating System Five Year Cycle Review Submittal can be found here.