Florida CRS Highlights

The Florida Office of Resilience and Coastal Protection supports collaboration offers technical assistance and funding to coastal communities to address flooding and erosion. Communities are able to learn about and conduct vulnerability assessments, adaptation planning, and implementation through the Florida Adaptation Planning Guidebook. The guidebook assists local government planners in cities and counties in preparing for and dealing with the effects of sea level rise, flooding, erosion, and ecosystem changes.

Through the Community Resilience Initiative, the state has supported development of a range of resources for local governments to participate in the CRS, including Crediting Adaptation Strategies through the National Flood Insurance Program’s Community Rating System Coordinator’s Manual – A Resource for Florida’s Local Governments, which provides information on identifying CRS activities which support sea level rise adaptation strategies.