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 not being accepted at this time.

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Please check back later for more information about the upcoming 2021-2023 FCAAP funding cycle.

Funding is available for the following entities:

Please check back later for more information about eligible entities for the upcoming 2021-2023 FCAAP funding cycle.

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