Golden LEAF launches Flood Mitigation Program, hosts informational webinar February 1st

Golden LEAF launches Flood Mitigation Program, hosts informational webinar February 1st

January 13, 2022

The Golden LEAF Foundation recently launched a $25 million Flood Mitigation Program funded by an appropriation from the State of North Carolina. Through the Flood Mitigation Program, the Golden LEAF Board will award funds to local governments for public infrastructure projects that result in mitigation of flooding.

Golden LEAF will hold an informational webinar for the Flood Mitigation Program on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 1 p.m. Click here to register for the webinar.

“The Golden LEAF Foundation is pleased to administer a program for local governments to apply for flood mitigation assistance,” said Scott T. Hamilton, Golden LEAF President, Chief Executive Officer. “Golden LEAF has been trusted by the State to provide $114.5 million in funding for hurricane recovery. This time the State has asked Golden LEAF to administer funding to reduce the impact of future floods. We look forward to being a partner in this approach to keep our communities resilient.”

The Flood Mitigation Program will award funding up to $250,000 per project. Funds may only be awarded to units of local government. Local governments from all 100 counties are eligible. For purposes of this program, units of local governments include counties and cities and their boards, agencies, commissions, authorities, and institutions.

Eligible projects include the following:

  • Construction of new or improvement of existing publicly owned stormwater infrastructure, including natural drainage infrastructure and flood control equipment.
  • Repair of existing stormwater infrastructure damaged or destroyed by flooding, which must include improvements to mitigate against future flooding.
  • Engineering expenses related to planning and development of flood mitigation solutions.

Access the Flood Mitigation Program application and details by clicking here.

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