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Funding to Support Integrated Floodplain Management
The Department of Ecology administers the FbD grant program under the state’s biennial funding cycle. Grants are awarded to eligible entities for collaborative and innovative projects throughout Washington. Projects must support integrating flood hazard reduction with ecological preservation and restoration but may also support other community needs, provided they are part of a larger strategy. Some examples include agriculture preservation, water quality improvements, and increased recreational opportunities.

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 Spotlight
Jon Miller
Cedar River

“We really like where we’re living now. It used to be we would get pretty anxious when they’d say a Pineapple Express was coming, but we don’t worry at all where we’re living now.”

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.