Applications are currently being accepted.
We will accept pre-applications for new Floodplains by Design grants (Word document) from Nov. 4, 2019, through Jan. 31, 2020. The grants will be awarded for the 2021-23 Biennium, which starts July 1, 2021.
We use pre-applications to screen projects to help determine their suitability in matching the intent of the FbD program. Pre-application forms are available electronically.
On March 16, 2020, we will release the results of our pre-application review. Applicants for projects determined to be a good fit will be invited to give a proposal presentation and submit full FbD applications in spring 2020. We will schedule presentations by local sponsors between March 16 and May 1, 2020.
We have posted extensive information about the FbD program and what makes a good project in our 2021-23 FbD grant funding guidelines. We strongly encourage applicants to review these guidelines.
On Dec. 4, 2019, we will host a webinar from 9 to 10:30 a.m. with more information about the FbD program and offer suggestions about what makes a successful project. We will post more details, including the time and log-in information, in the near future. Webinar participation is recommended but not required.
Funding is available for the following entities:
Local and tribal governments, port districts, flood control zone districts, flood control and diking and drainage districts, conservation districts, municipal and quasi-municipal corporations, and non-profits that are recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt.
Flood hazard reduction projects that also contain an ecosystem restoration aspect as outlined in the funding guidelines.