Funding to Support Integrated Floodplain Management
The capital grants of FbD are supported by the biennial grants of the Flood Control Assistance Account Program (FCAAP), which assist local jurisdictions with comprehensive floodplain management planning and implementing actions to mitigate flood hazards. The FCAAP planning grants provide an opportunity for communities to build broad partnerships through the planning process to better prepare for implementation projects funded through FbD.
Important Grant Information
FbD Grant Program
Next cycle will open fall of 2023
FCAAP Program Grant
Next funding cycle will open in April 2023
“Funding will offer improved flood protection to the Lummi Indian Reservation and surrounding communities, will offer opportunities to address and meaningfully integrate flood risk reduction with salmon habitat needs and the needs of working floodplains, and will directly support some of the salmon habitat restoration projects necessary to advance the recovery of salmon in the Nooksack River.”
Floodplains by Design Grants
Floodplains by Design (FbD) is the primary grant program for projects that help communities live better in their floodplains. It is focused on re-establishing floodplain functions in Washington’s major river corridors, as well as reducing flood risk. In the current round (2023 – 2025 biennium) nineteen projects, totaling over $91M made the final ranked list, and the Department of Ecology has requested $70.4M to support the top eleven projects. The next round will begin in the fall of 2023. See the impacts the 2023 – 2025 projects will have here.
Flood Control Assistance Account Program Program (FCAAP)
The Washington Legislature established the Flood Control Assistance Account Program (FCAAP) to assist local jurisdictions with comprehensive floodplain management planning and implementing actions to mitigate flood hazards. Funding is determined every biennium by the state Legislature and the next funding round is anticipated to begin in April of 2023.