Municipal Flood Control Grant Program

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

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Predicted deadline: Mar 15, 2026 2:00pm PDT

Grant amount: Up to US $460,000

Fields of work: Disaster Preparedness Climate Change Resilience Water Resource Management Habitat & Ecosystem Restoration

Applicant type: Government Entity, Indigenous Group, Nonprofit

Funding uses: Project / Program, Capital Project

Location of project: Wisconsin

Location of residency: Wisconsin


NOTE: Please be aware that several application components such as local resolutions and appraisals can take time to complete. It is important to start the application process early to help assure a complete application package by the deadline.


Recognizing the responsibility to protect life, health, and property from flood damages, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources offers this grant assistance package to all cities, villages, towns, tribal governments, and metropolitan sewerage districts concerned with municipal flood control management. This grant program is not intended to be an emergency relief program and instead a way to proactively mitigate the impacts of a changing climate; reduce flood hazard vulnerabilities; and improve the resilience and preparedness of Wisconsin municipalities.

Assistance is provided through the availability of two types of grants: acquisition and development grants aid in the acquisition of property or vacant land, structure removal, flood control construction or development, riparian restoration and/or mapping activities; and supported with local assistance grants to aid in administrative support activities.


To help local governments minimize flooding and flood-related damages by acquiring property, floodproofing structures, creating open-space flood storage areas, constructing flood control structures, and restoring the flood-carrying capacity and natural and beneficial functions of watercourses. Projects eligible under this program will minimize harm to existing beneficial functions of water bodies and wetlands, maintain natural aquatic and riparian environments, use stormwater detention and retention structures and natural storage to the greatest extent possible, and provide opportunities for public access to water bodies and to the floodplain.

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This page was last reviewed March 22, 2024 and last updated October 27, 2023