Flood Management Grants

Flood Management Grants

David Sparks Ph.D.
David Sparks Ph.D.
Application open for '21 Flood Management Grants

The Idaho Water Resource Board held a special meeting on Monday to open the application period for the State Flood Management Grant program in 2021, offering a total of $800,000 for grant applications statewide.

Applications are due by Friday, June 18, 2021. The grant awards will be made at the Board’s regularly scheduled meeting in July.

Eligible entities can apply for up to $200,000 per project; a 50 percent match is required. The Board encourages eligible entities to apply from all regions of Idaho. The Board’s criteria for awarding flood grants ensure that no more than 50 percent of the total budget may be spent within a single geographic region of the state.

Who can apply? The State Flood Management Grant program is open to flood control districts, drainage districts, irrigation districts, canal companies, municipalities, counties, and other public entities interested in pursuing flood-damaged stream-channel repair, stream-channel improvement, flood-risk reduction, and flood prevention projects.

To be considered for grant funding, entities must be able to provide evidence of flood damage, or evidence of conditions that create the risk of flooding in a stream channel and submit a funding request

application outlining the proposed repairs and/or improvements to the stream channel, officials said.

Over the last three years, the Board has funded 36 flood-management grant projects at a cost of $2.73 million, resulting in many improvements to prevent flooding on Idaho streams statewide. In 2021, the Idaho Legislature decided to make the State Flood Management Grant program a permanent program with ongoing funding.

For more information on how to apply for a flood management grant, go to:


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