FEMA National Flood Insurance Program

National Flood Insurance Program

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) aims to reduce the impact of flooding on private and public structures by providing affordable insurance to property owners and by encouraging communities to adopt and enforce floodplain management regulations.

The National Flood Insurance Program's (NFIP's) Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes communities for implementing floodplain management practices that exceed the Federal minimum requirements of the NFIP to provide protection from flooding. This program provides credit points for many different activities which provide for better floodplain management than is required by the Federal government.

The Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District voluntarily participates in the CRS program and has received a Class 7 rating, which results in at 15% discount on flood protection insurance for residents with property in Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHA).

Find the appropriate Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) by entering your address.  Visit FEMA's Map Service Center website.