Floodplain Management Protection and Risk Awareness Program

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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, mudslide, 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, mudslide, 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.  

Eligibility Requirements

Eligible Applicants:

  • Nonprofit
  • 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 Geographies:

California, statewide.

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.

Important Dates

Expected award announcement The date on which the grantor expects to announce the recipient(s) of the grant.
Fall 2021
Period of performance The length of time during which the grant money must be utilized.
3 years
Anticipated Open Date
Summer 2021

Funding Details

Total estimated available funding The total projected dollar amount of the grant.
Expected number of awards A single grant opportunity may represent one or many awards. Some grantors may know in advance the exact number of awards to be given. Others may indicate a range. Some may wish to and wait until the application period closes before determining how many awards to offer; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Estimated amount per award Grant opportunities representing multiple awards may offer awards in the same amount or in varied amounts. Some may wish to wait until the application period closes before determining per-award amounts; in this case, a value of “Dependent” will display.
Letter of Intent Required? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) provide a letter of intent.
Requires Matched Funding? Certain grants require that the recipient(s) be able to fully or partially match the grant award amount with another funding source.
Funding Source: The funding source allocated to fund the grant. It may be either State or Federal (or a combination of both), and be tied to a specific piece of legislation, a proposition, or a bond number.
  • State

Funding Source Notes:

The Grant Program is established in the Budget Act of 2019 (Assembly Bill [AB] 74, Item 3860-101-6088) and funded by the California Drought, Water, Parks, Climate, Coastal Protection, and Outdoor Access For All Fund Act of 2018 (Proposition 68; Wat. Code, § 80000 et seq.).

Funding Method: The manner in which the grant funding will be delivered to the awardee. Funding methods include reimbursements (where the recipient spends out-of-pocket and is reimbursed by the grantor) and advances (where the recipient spends received grant funds directly).
  • Reimbursement(s)

Funding Method Notes:

The Grant Program will reimburse eligible project costs after the costs have been incurred by the grant recipient and adequate supporting documentation has been submitted to the Program.


For questions about this grant, contact:
Mehdi Mizani, 1-916-480-5351, Mehdi.Mizani@water.ca.gov