King County Flood Control District Approves Grants for Flood Prevention Projects
Regional projects to benefit from district funds
King County Flood Control District today gave its unanimous approval to
regional grants aimed at reducing the impacts of local flooding. The funds are from
a grant program that focuses on both flood prevention and flood mitigation.
am pleased to announce the approval of grants approved that will secure the
safety and wellbeing of our area’s residents in times of increased strain to
the local flood prevention system,” said Flood District Chair Reagan Dunn. "These
grants will provide funding for multiple modest sized projects across the
county which will benefit neighborhoods, schools, and tribes alike and will
serve to quell urban flooding issues before they arise.”
grants are a reminder that flooding and flood prevention is a regional issue,”
said Flood District Vice Chair Larry Gossett. "There are a number of projects
aimed at easing problems in urban neighborhoods, communities many don’t think
of as ‘flood areas,’ but are impacted by
winter storms as heavily as any rural area.”
grant program, which was created in 2014, targets flood reduction projects
throughout King County. A total of $2.8
million in grants were available for 2015, with the funds being awarded on a
competitive basis by the Flood Control District. Eligible applicants included homeowner
associations, private non-profit organizations or associations, schools,
special districts, tribes and King County jurisdictions. Funded projects must
be completed within 36 months of receiving funds.
More information about grant recipients.