Washington state increases funding to tackle flood problems, seeks applications

Federal, state and local governments have spent more than $525 million in the past 33 years to repair public facilities, help individuals recover from flood damage and pay for measures to prevent future flood damage. The statewide grant program was created by the Washington State Legislature during the 2013 legislative session to fund local projects that provide multi-benefit solutions for hazard reduction to people, property, critical facilities and transportation corridors.


Deadline and Eligibility


Counties, cities, federally recognized Indian tribes, port districts, flood control zone districts, flood control districts, and diking and drainage districts are eligible and encouraged to apply. Application details are available at Floodplain Management and Control Competitive Grants Program 2013. The deadline for submittal is Feb. 14, 2014