Climate Resiliency Plan

climate resiliency plan
  1. Ashlee Painter

    Sustainability Coordinator

In April 2020, the City Council approved consulting services, provided by WSP USA, to assist in the creation of a Climate Resiliency Plan for Oldsmar by incorporating the priorities and core values of our community. The plan will help the City provide a greater understanding of local and regional climate risks, identify opportunities to prepare for those changes, educate residents and businesses about risks and adaptation options, and build the City's capacity to include climate data in decision-making. This effort will provide an actionable plan to continue the City's historical commitment to sustainability, with the goal of improved quality of life for Oldsmar residents through awareness and better preparedness. The City received a $75,000 grant to contribute to this effort from the Florida Department of Environmental Protection for Resilient Coastlines.

FDEP Resilient Coastlines Program


***Public Meeting Open House***

The Resilient Oldsmar team invites you to join us for an Open House to learn more about the Climate Resiliency Plan (CRP). We will have representatives from WSP (plan consultant) and various city departments on-hand to guide you through the potential impacts of climate for you home or business, explain how the plan will address some of these impacts, and answer any questions you may have about the CRP.

Thursday, Jan 21, 5-7pm

Saturday, Jan 23, 10am-12pm

Oldsmar Council Chamber

101 State St. W.

  1. Community Rating System
  2. Comprehensive plan Update

The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was created under the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to ensure home owners, businesses, and renters have access to flood insurance. Within the NFIP the Community Rating System (CRS) is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management that goes beyond the basic requirements. Communities, such as Oldsmar, that choose to participate take actions to help reduce flood damage to insurable properties. The CRS rates community efforts on a scale of 1-10, where 10 meets basic requirements and 1 is highest rating. The City of Oldsmar currently holds a CRS rating of 6, which saves our residents 10-20% on flood insurance rates. 

A portion of the grant funding received for the Climate Resiliency Plan will be used to update the City's CRS report. The consultant will review points already received, possible points that may not have been fully realized, and identify potential projects for future consideration.

Additional NFIP and CRS Resources

Flood Insurance Info

CRS Fact Sheet

CRS How it Works