Floodplains by Design is our primary grant program for projects in the floodplain. This partnership of local and tribal governments, state and federal agencies, and private organizations works to coordinate projects that reduce community flood hazards while restoring the natural functions Washington rivers and floodplains provide.
Local organizations have used these grants to improve flood protection for towns and farms, restore salmon habitat, improve water quality, and enhance outdoor recreation.
About the Floodplains by Design partnership
Floodplains by Design is an ambitious public-private partnership working to reduce flood risks and restore habitat along Washington’s major rivers. By transforming how floodplains are managed on a landscape scale, we can support thriving communities and a healthy environment. Since 2013, the Washington Legislature has appropriated $115 million to support large-scale, multiple-benefit projects across the state.
- Reduce flood risks and recover floodplain ecosystems while maintaining or improving agricultural production, water quality, and open space/recreation.
- Improve coordination of public funding for floodplain efforts.
Floodplains by Design Grant Program Lead
*Northwest Washington grant inquiries, please contact Scott.
*Central Washington grant inquiries, please contact Scott.
Southwest Washington grant manager
Eastern Washington grant manager
For a list of counties in each region, visit our Contact Us page.