The Program will fund multi-benefit flood risk reduction projects. The projects to be funded by this Program shall: (1) address flood risk for urban communities, small communities and/or rural areas; and (2) enhance ecosystems, including fish and wildlife habitat and improving water quality downstream. Projects must be in the Central Valley of California.
This Program will implement flood risk reduction projects with fish and wildlife habitat enhancements in the Central Valley of California (excluding Legal Delta). Priority points will be given to projects associated with supporting Voluntary Agreements to improve water quality in the Sacramento - San Joaquin River Delta.
Eligible funding recipients include any California public agency, nonprofit organization, or Tribe.
Projects must include a capital asset acquisition or construction component that must not yet be under construction or acquisition to be eligible. Design, environmental documentation, and studies may be incorporated into the project scope, but cannot be funded as stand-alone projects. Any acquisitions must be from willing sellers to be eligible for reimbursement.
Special consideration will be given to economically distressed or disadvantaged communities when scoring applicants. Local cost share maximum is 50%, however multiple mechanisms to reduce local cost share are detailed in the guidelines. Local cost share may be reduced to 0% depending on the economic status of a community benefitted by a proposed project.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Eligibile applicants must have legal authority and jurisdiction to implement a flood control program and the authority to make land use decisions at the project site.
Eligible projects must be located in the Central Valley of California, excluding the legal Delta, in or adjacent to the Statewide Planning area as shown in the Guidelines.
Matching Funding Requirement:
Local cost share starts at 50% and may be as low as 0% depending on economic status of area / communities benefitted by the project and other criteria described in the Guidelines.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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