National Flood Insurance Program

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was established with the passage of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968. The NFIP is a federal program enabling property owners in participating communities to purchase flood insurance as protection against flood losses while requiring state and local governments to enforce floodplain management ordinances that aim to reduce future flood damage. More than 22,100 communities in the U.S. participating in the NFIP and more than 5.1 million NFIP policies in force, providing $1.25 trillion of content and building coverage. Click here for full details