DWR announces $150 million available for flood protection projects

DWR has released the Final Guidelines and a Proposal Solicitation Package (PSP) for the Urban Flood Risk Reduction (UFRR) Program authorized under the Disaster Preparedness and Flood Prevention Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 1E), as well as updated Cost Share Guidelines. These documents will guide the selection and funding of UFRR Program projects.  Program funding in the amount of $150 million is available for this solicitation from the current appropriation of Proposition 1E. Additional funding may become available under future legislative appropriations.

Under this program, funding will be available to local urban agencies for:

  1. Repairing, rehabilitating, reconstructing or replacing levees, weirs, bypasses, and facilities of the State Plan of Flood Control; and/or
  2. Improving or adding facilities to the State Plan of Flood Control to increase levels of flood protection for urban areas.

DWR is seeking competitive project proposals for the Urban Flood Risk Reduction (UFRR) Program. The proposals are due March 9, 2015.

Information about how to apply for the funding is available on the program’s website. If you have questions about the draft Guidelines and PSP, you may contact Kelly Fucciolo at Kelly.Fucciolo@water.ca.gov.

The program’s website is available at http://www.water.ca.gov/floodmgmt/fpo/guidelines/index.cfm.