Flood Mitigation Program

Golden LEAF Foundation

View website    Save this grant

Deadline: Rolling

Grant amount: Up to US $250,000

Fields of work: Disaster Preparedness Hydrology Public Infrastructure

Applicant type: Government Entity

Funding uses: Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: North Carolina

Location of residency: North Carolina

990 Snapshot



The State of North Carolina provided funds to the Golden LEAF Foundation to award funds to units of local government for public infrastructure projects for flood mitigation.

Golden LEAF will accept applications on a rolling basis until all available funds are awarded.

Award Amount

Up to $250,000 may be awarded per project.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Funds may only be awarded to units of local government. Local governments from all 100 counties are eligible. For purposes of this program, units of local governments include counties and cities and their boards, agencies, commissions, authorities, and institutions.
  • Eligible Projects
    • Construction of new or improvement of existing publicly owned stormwater infrastructure, including natural drainage infrastructure and flood control equipment.
    • Repair of existing stormwater infrastructure damaged or destroyed by flooding, which must include improvements to mitigate against future flooding.
    • Engineering expenses related to planning and development of flood mitigation solutions.


  • Golden LEAF expects that applications will exceed funds available for this program and the Golden LEAF Board of Directors will have to prioritize projects for awards. Applications will not be recommended for funding on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Characteristics of competitive proposals include:
    • Efforts to mitigate against frequent flooding, including hazards with a frequency beyond a hurricane or other named storm.
    • Clear benefit for residents, businesses, and other entities within a community with priority on those where flooding poses a risk for life, health, and safety.
    • A demonstrated likelihood of success and feasibility demonstrated by engineering reports and analysis by professional engineers.
    • A current (within the last six months) estimate of probable cost or other similar document
    • Linked to a comprehensive stormwater assessment or planning effort with community support.
    • Sustainable outcomes that can be maintained following use of funds.
    • For applications to support planning efforts, a reasonable strategy for implementation.


  • The following projects are not eligible:
    • Stream Debris Removal - At this time, stream debris removal is not an eligible use of funds in this program. Applicants are encouraged to pursue the Streamflow Rehabilitation Assistance Program through the Department of Agriculture and/or stream debris removal funds available through the Department of Environmental Quality.
    • Buildings, Generators, Etc. - Funds may not be used for projects to improve or alter other infrastructure, including elevation of buildings, elevation of controls or other improvements of water or sewer infrastructure, or other related projects to protect the infrastructure from flooding.
    • Land Acquisition - Funds may not be used to acquire property, regardless of intended use.


This page was last reviewed August 17, 2022 and last updated August 17, 2022