Funding: National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Partner: Coastal States Organization.
ASFPM partnered with the Coastal States Organization on a National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Hurricane Sandy Coastal Resiliency Grant related to the CRS program. The overall goal of the project was to increase the number of communities making voluntary, effective measures to increase coastal resiliency and take steps to make flood insurance affordable. The “CRS for Community Resilience” website (a.k.a. CRS Green Guide) was launched in June 2017 to help promote CRS participation and provide guidance on nature-based or green activities that increase a community’s rating. ASFPM and CSO worked directly with communities in Ohio and Rhode Island to increase their resiliency through the CRS program by hosting three workshops (one in Rhode Island and two in Ohio) in September 2017. Additionally, a four-part webinar series based on the workshops was hosted for a national audience in late October and November, drawing more than 3,200 attendees.