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Flood District announces reduction grant program

The King County Flood Control District is offering funding for programs that reduce the impact of flooding. This new grant fund program will target flood reduction projects throughout King County. Total funds available in 2014 will be $2.6 million.

The types of projects that are eligible include addressing localized flooding; surface water overflows; near-shore flooding; lake flooding due to outflow blockage; assessment of existing conditions as part of creation of a lake management district; clearance of clogged agricultural drainage system; maintaining access to goods and infrastructure that serve a larger agricultural economy; and othe purposes. A request for proposal will be issued in late February and the deadline is anticipated to be early or mid-April 2014 with the selection of recipients in late May or June. Interested parties should send an e-mail to ken.pritchard@kingcounty.gov or call (206) 477-4804 to be placed on a list to receive grant announcements.

 

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