Deadline coming up for county's flood reduction grant

The deadline for King County Flood Control District's grant applications, for money to reduce local flood damage, is right around the corner.

Applications have to be received by the Flood District by Sunday, June 15.

Eligible applicants include homeowner associations, private non-profit organizations or associations, schools, special districts, tribes and King County jurisdictions.

Eligible projects include those that address:

• Localized flooding;

• Surface water overflows;

• Near-shore flooding;

• Lake flooding due to outflow blockage;

• Assessment of existing conditions in order to create a lake management district;

• Clearing a clogged agricultural drainage system;

• Maintaining access to goods and infrastructure that serve a larger agricultural economy; or

• Providing navigable water channels for industry and recreation.

The new grant program will target flood reduction projects throughout King County. Total funds available in 2014 will be $2.6 million.

Proposals will be reviewed and selected by the district, and funded projects must be completed within 36 months of receiving funds.

For more information about the application process, the complete list of eligibility requirements and the application form, go to



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