Coastal Watershed Flood Risk Reduction
To provide grants for applicants to implement flood risk reduction projects with fish and wildlife habitat enhancements in coastal watersheds.
This Program will implement flood risk reduction projects with fish and wildlife habitat enhancements in coastal watersheds (excluding the legal Delta). Priority points will be given to projects in Federal Emergency Management Agency Coastal zones, but eligible projects also include those in upper coastal watersheds on rivers.
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% if at least 75% by population or geographic area of an economically distressed / disadvantaged community is benefitted from the project.
A concept proposal is prerequisite to submitting a full proposal.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Eligible funding recipients include California public agencies, nonprofit organization, public utility agency, federally recognized Indian tribe, State Indian tribe listed on the Native American Heritage Commission’s California Tribal Consultation List, or mutual water company. Applicants or co-applicants must have legal authority and jurisdiction to implement a flood control program and the authority to make land use decisions for the Project.
Eligible projects must be located in California Coastal Watersheds, including the North Coast, San Francisco Bay, Central Coast, and South Coast watersheds. However, projects in the Sacramento-San Joaquin River Delta are excluded. Priority points will be given to projects in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA)’s Coastal V/VE and Coastal A/AE zones, FEMA’s Coastal Special Flood Hazard Areas (SFHAs).
Matching Funding Requirement:
Maximum funding match is 50%, which can be reduced based on project benefits, and location of project benefits (e.g. in economically disadvantaged area or community).
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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