Flood control assistance account program (FCAAP)

History of FCAAP grant program

In 1984, the Washington Legislature established the Flood Control Assistance Account Program (RCW 86.26.007 and Chapter 173-145 WAC) to assist local jurisdictions with comprehensive floodplain management planning and implementing actions to control flooding. The account is funded at $4 million per the state's two-year fiscal biennium, unless modified by the legislature. Eligible projects include:

  • Comprehensive flood hazard management plans
  • Feasibility studies
  • Match for federal projects
  • Flood control maintenance projects
  • Emergency projects

However, due to a significant reduction in funding by the Legislature for the 2019-2021 Biennium, Ecology is offering FCAAP grants for emergency projects only.

Funding cycle

  • Amount of funding available: Historically: $4 million per state biennium, unless modified by the state legislature
  • Funding allocated:
  • Grant award limit: $150,000
  • Amount of matching funds required: 20 percent for emergency grants, 25 percent for regular grants

Applications are currently being accepted.

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End date:

Applications for emergency projects only open Oct. 15, 2019. The application for emergency projects will be available up to June 1, 2021. Projects must be completed by June 30, 2021.

Funding is available for the following entities:

Counties, cities, towns, conservation districts, flood control zone districts, or any special district as defined in Chapter 173-145 WAC.

Developing comprehensive flood hazard management plans, feasibility studies, match for federal projects, flood control maintenance projects, and emergency projects.

More information about this funding program