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Municipal Flood Control Grant Program

Grants to Wisconsin Municipalities and Tribes for Activities
Related to Flood Control and Habitat Restoration

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Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Deadline Date:

03/16/20 Postmarked


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Grants to Wisconsin municipalities, metropolitan sewerage districts, and tribes for flood control projects. Funding is intended to acquire and develop property to minimize both flooding and the environmental and structural damages caused by flooding. Eligible uses of funds include the acquisition of property, vacant land, structure removal, flood proofing, administrative support and others.

Acquisition and Development Grant

Eligible project activities, in priority order (1 high through 9 low):

  1. Acquisition and removal of structures which, due to zoning restrictions, cannot be rebuilt or repaired.
  2. Acquisition and removal of structures in the 100-year floodplain.
  3. Acquisition and removal of repetitive loss or substantially damaged structures.
  4. Acquisition and removal of other flood damaged structures.
  5. Floodproofing and elevation of structures.
  6. Riparian restoration projects, including removal of dams and other artificial obstructions, restoration of fish and native plant habitat, erosion control and streambank restoration projects.
  7. Acquisition of vacant land, or perpetual conservation or flowage easements to provide additional flood storage or to facilitate natural or more efficient flood flows.
  8. Construction of structures for the collection, detention, retention, storage and transmission of stormwater and groundwater for flood control and riparian restoration projects.
  9. Preparation of flood insurance studies and other flood mapping projects.

Eligible property acquisition costs and construction and development cost:

Local Assistance Grant

Eligible costs:

Eligible flood control acquisition and development projects must meet one of the following criteria:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 151975

Estimated Size of Grant:

The department may not provide to any applicant more than 20% of the funding available.

Term of Contract:

The grant period shall be for 2 years. The department may grant a one-year extension through the amendment process with justification in writing and if the funding is available for this request.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

This grant is available to all cities, villages, towns, tribes, and metropolitan sewerage districts.

Acquisition and Development grant - Ineligible activities and ineligible property acquisition cost:

Ineligible construction and development cost:

No funds will be issued for property acquired through the “Power of Eminent Domain.”

Pre-Application Information:

This grant is only available every other year. The application period is now open.

This year the grant application must be postmarked by March 16th, 2020.

The state share of the project cost may not be greater than 50% of the eligible project costs. Applications will be made available and accepted by the department only if funding is available to administer this grant program. The department may not provide to any applicant more than 20% of the funding available.

Grant funding is distributed on a reimbursement basis.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Mail completed application with all required materials to:
Elisabeth Kuisis – CF/2
P.O. Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921

For information on these grants, contact:
Elisabeth Kuisis - CF/2
101 S. Webster or P.O. Box 7921
Madison, WI 53707-7921
Phone: (608) 267-5129

For information on all technical questions, contact:
Michelle Staff, CFM
State NFIP Coordinator
Phone: 608-266-3093

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