Floodplain Awareness Success in Texas (FAST) is a Community Rating System (CRS) Users' Group, begun in April 2010. CRS is a voluntary incentive program of the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management activities that exceed the minimum NFIP requirements. As a result, flood insurance premium rates are discounted to reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from the community actions meeting the three goals of the CRS:
- Reduce flood damage to insurable property.
- Strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP.
- Encourage a comprehensive approach to floodplain management.