State Flood Control Matching Grant Program

photo: Christy Morgan / NRCS Kentucky

What: The Flood Control Program uses state bond funds as grants to help meet cost-share match requirements associated with projects funded by the U.S. Corps of Engineers(USACE), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and USDA Rural Development (RD).

The type of projects previously funded included small dam reconstruction, acquisition and relocation of homes from floodprone areas, debris removal created by tornadoes and construction of floodwalls and elevation of structures about the floodplain. The fund has also been used to participate in flood studies for future projects (Ex: stream flow gauges and flood inundation maps).

Who Can Apply: Cities, counties, special districts and area development districts are eligible for grants

Application Process: The application for these funds are accepted year round. There must be a legally binding agreement with the federal sponsor(s) attached with the application. The application must also include a resolution from local government authorizing their elected official to apply for the grant. There is no maximum grant amount, but the request must be within reason based on the scope of the project and committed funds by additional agencies.

Match Process: A local match is required. The state flood control funds are used to assist local communities (grantees) with the required local match funds. DLG will assist in funding the local match requirement by a rational percentage of federal funds allocated for the total project amount. DLG encourages the grantee to include as many funding sponsors possible including federal, state, and local agencies, private sector, and/or any entities that will benefit from the flood control project.

For more information contact Aaron Jones.


Flood Control Application (.doc - 110 kb)
KY Flood Preparedness Quick Guide 2018 (.pdf - 526 kb)