The Floodplain Management, Protection and Risk Awareness Grant Program supports local agency efforts to prepare for flooding events by providing financial assistance for flood risk reduction activities related to stormwater flooding, mudslides, and other flash flood related protections. This Program will incorporate an increased focus on economically disadvantaged community assistance and multi-benefit project features.
The program was established in 2019 by the State Legislature and Governor Gavin Newsom through Assembly Bill 74, which also authorized the use of funds from Proposition 68: The California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Fund Act of 2018 of Senate Bill No. 5. This grant program will fund multi-benefit flood risk reduction projects which primarily address stormwater flooding, mudslides, and flash flood-related protections. Priority will be given to flood risk reduction projects located in a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) special flood hazard area, however funding projects to achieve FEMA certification is not an objective of the Program.
DWR has released for public comment, the DRAFT Proposition 68 Floodplain Management, Protection, and Risk Awareness Grant Program Guidelines and Proposal Solicitation and Package (PSP) for projects that reduce flood risk associated with stormwater flooding, mudslides, and flash flooding.
The release of the draft document began the 60-day public comment period, which will close on February 22, 2021. DWR will host three virtual Public Meetings to present the Draft Guidelines and PSP, as well as to solicit comments. The meeting information is below:
Prop 68 Implementation Workshop #1 will be held on February 3, 2021 11:00 AM PDT. Please register at:
Prop 68 Implementation Workshop #2 will be held on February 4, 2021 11:00 AM PDT. Please register at:
Prop 68 Implementation Workshop #3 will be held on February 5, 2021 11:00 AM PDT. Please register at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
- Public Agency
- Tribal Government
Eligible funding recipients include any California public agency, 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.
Eligible projects must be located in a California watershed including coastal, alluvial fan, and riverine basins. However, Delta conveyance facility projects are excluded.
Matching Funding Requirement:
A match of 25 percent of local cost share (matching fund) is required. Local cost share may include, but is not limited to, federal funds, local funding, or donated services from non-State sources. The local cost share requirement may be waived or reduced for projects that directly benefit a disadvantaged community.
How to Apply
State agencies/departments recommend you read the full grant guidelines before applying.
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