CRS Users Groups are for those community officials involved in, looking to be involved in, or just interest in learning about different topics relevant to CRS.  This includes coming together to talk about CRS best practices, training on specific topics (such as elevation certificates) and more.  

Currently, the MCC organizes the South Shore CRS Users Group.  The MCC is working to establish a North Shore CRS Users Group.  Those interested to participate, please reach out to info@knowflood.org.

What is CRS?  The Community Rating System is, in short, according to the CRS User’s Manual, “to support the NFIP. To do this, the CRS provides flood insurance premium rate reductions to policyholders in recognition of the fact that their communities implement activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements and that work toward the three goals of the CRS. Included in this support are measures that credit protection to life and property during a flood”.

CRS has several main goals:
· Reduce and avoid flood damage to insurable property.
· Strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP.
· Foster comprehensive floodplain management.

CRS both reduces flood premiums for those in the community that implements CRS, and also makes a community more resilient against flooding events.