Flood Control

Flood Control Local Match Program

What: The Flood Control Local Match Program is administered by the Department for Local Government, Office of State Grants. The program uses state bond funds (Capital Budget) as grants to assist local communities in meeting cost-share match requirements associated with projects funded by federal agencies. Some examples are, but not limited to: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and USDA Rural Development (RD).

Types of Projects:
Structural and non-structural projects, but not limited to: acquisition and relocation of homes/public facilities from flood prone areas, construction and reconstruction of floodwalls, small dams, levees, debris removal from creeks and small rivers and elevation of structures located in flood plains. Funds may also be used for flood inundation mapping, elevation studies and stream flow gauges.

Who Can Apply: Cities and Counties

Application Process: Applications are accepted year round. The application must include a resolution from the local government legislative body authorizing them to apply for the grant and copies of legally binding agreement(s) and/or commitment letter(s) with the federal sponsor. The requested grant amount must be within reason based on the scope of work and committed funds by the federal sponsor(s). DLG’s contribution to the project will not exceed the amount of federal funds included in the project. Applicants should submit completed applications to to Aaron Jones by emailing AaronJ.Jones@ky.gov or mailing an original copy to DLG, Office of State Grants, 100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor, Frankfort, Ky 40601.

Matching Process: The standard matching process requires a local match to go along with funds from a federal sponsor. 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 that is determined based on a percentage of the total federal funding amount for the project. These terms and conditions may vary depending on the federal sponsor and the project. DLG encourages the grantee to include as many funding sponsors possible, including federal, state and local agencies, non-profit, private sector and/or any entities that will benefit from the project.

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2023 Application (.pdf - 417 kb)
Flood Control Local Match Program Application (.pdf - 279 kb)
House Bill 9 FY24 Regular Session 2023 (.pdf - 96 kb)
Request for Disbursement (.xls - 51 kb)
Sample Authorizing Resolution (.doc - 31 kb)