The goal of the program is to assist local jurisdictions that have suffered repetitive disaster losses. This grant is a 50/50 match where the state reimburses 50% of the project cost to the local jurisdiction up to $150,000.00. The remaining project cost must come from local funds. This program will fund permanent, long-term solutions to repetitive problems.
Eligible project examples include: replacing low water crossings and existing bridges with an elevated bridge, installing or upsizing culverts, critical infrastructure retrofits to reduce natural hazard risk, soil stabilization, construction of retention and detention basins, and other activities that reduce risk from natural hazards within the jurisdiction.
Ineligible project examples include: warning sirens, generators, storm shelters and safe rooms, projects solely for the prevention of washouts, maintenance projects (i.e. culvert and ditch clean out, road resurfacing or repair, levy maintenance), projects located on private property, projects located on federally owned property, projects where work has already begun.