New Grant Program Throws Lifeline to Flood-Stricken Idaho Communiites 

click to enlarge Flood-damaged bank of the Weiser River - IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES
  • Idaho Department of Water Resources
  • Flood-damaged bank of the Weiser River
A year after several Idaho communities saw some of the worst flood damage in recent memory, the Idaho Water Resource Board is accepting applications for a newly funded grant program to assist flood-prevention. Applicants may request funding of up to $200,000 per project.

The Board's Flood Management Grant Program was authorized earlier this year by the Idaho Legislature, with lawmakers earmarking $1 million for flood management projects.

The IDWRB will accept applications through Friday, June 15, and will award grants on Friday, July 27.

The winters of 2016 and 2017 triggered record-setting flood damage to a number of Idaho streams and rivers, prompting a number of flood control districts to approach the Legislature about creating a statewide program to assist in flood prevention.
click to enlarge IDAHO DEPARTMENT OF WATER RESOURCES
  • Idaho Department of Water Resources
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