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Flood Protection Corridor Program (FPCP) Grant

California Department of Water Resources


Grant amount: Up to US $5,000,000

Deadline: Rolling

Applicant type: Indigenous Group Nonprofit Government Entity

Funding uses: Applied Project / Program

Location of project: California

Location of residency: California

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Overview:

Background

The Flood Corridor Program (FCP) provides grant funding to proponents of nonstructural flood management projects throughout the state that include wildlife habitat enhancement and/or agricultural land preservation. By conserving agricultural lands, preserving wildlife habitat, acquiring flood flow easements, and restoring floodplain functions, floodwaters can safely spread over and, in some cases, move more quickly through floodplains or be detained for later release. These efforts can reduce peak flows upstream and downstream. Other benefits include:

  • Enhanced wetland development
  • Recharged groundwater
  • Enhanced wildlife habitat
  • Trapped sediment
  • Acquired sites that cannot be made safe from future flooding.

This program was established in March 2000 when California voters passed Proposition 13, the "Safe Drinking Water, Clean Water, Watershed Protection, and Flood Protection Act." Additional funding has been provided by Proposition 84 and Proposition 1E, which were passed in 2006.

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

Eligibility:

  • All applicants for competitive grants must meet the following criterion to be considered eligible for funding:
    • Applicant is a California local public agency, a nonprofit organization, or an organization consisting of more than one local public agency or nonprofit organization.
    • California Native American Tribes may apply for grant funding if they are registered as a non-profit organization, or they can partner with another applicant as described in the previous sentence.