King County Flood Control District now accepting applications for flood reduction grant program

There is more than $3 million in grant funding available in 2018 for projects that target flood-risk reduction.

For The Reporter:

The King County Flood Control District announced this week the availability of $3.19 million in grant funding for projects that reduce the impact of flooding.

The deadline to apply for a 2018 grant is May 25. The program targets flood reduction projects throughout King County.

“This program provides an excellent opportunity for communities and organizations throughout the county to obtain funding for innovative efforts that address flood risks,” said Reagan Dunn, chair of the King County Flood Control District. “I encourage those organizations that might have a fundable project to apply.”

To qualify for funding, projects must provide a flood reduction benefit so that it directly addresses existing or potential flooding. Projects that achieve multiple benefits are encouraged. Typical projects might include:

  • • Addressing surface water overflows and flooding from creeks and lakes due to outflow blockage or undersized/failing culverts or pipes.
  • • Clearing clogged agricultural drainage systems.
  • • Improving inadequate or failing stormwater systems that are causing flooding or slope instability.
  • • Addressing flooding of roads due to increased stormwater runoff.
  • • Assessing existing conditions as part of the creation of a lake management district.

The Flood Control District is specifically interested in reaching homeowner associations, nonprofit organizations, schools, special purpose districts, tribes, cities, towns and agencies in King County.

There is no cap on the individual award amount. Past grants have ranged from $11,000 to $400,000. Matching funds are encouraged but not required. Expenditure of the funds must be completed no later than 36 months after signing the grant agreement. More information about criteria, eligibility and application assistance can be found at kingcountyfloodcontrol.org.

Interested parties should contact Kim Harper at 206-477-6079 or kim.harper@kingcounty.govand include “Flood Reduction Grant Application” in the subject line.

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