TWDB Flood Protection Planning Program

Incentive Type: Grant Program
Infrastructure, Technology, Health and Safety
Eligible Sector:
Financial Incentive
Time Period:
FY 2015
Governing Body: Texas Water development board
What’s it worth?: 75% of the total cost

The TWDB Flood Protection Planning Program was developed to evaluate solutions to flooding problems in the state of Texas. Planning activities eligible for this program may include:

  • Identifying and defining problems occurring from or related to flooding
  • Hydrologic and hydraulic studies
  • Identifying flood solution
  • Solution cost and benefit comparison
  • Identifying public needs related to flooding problems
  • Flooding protection and solution evaluation
  • Reviewing of solution proposals

Eligible participants include any authorized political subdivisions able to plan and implement flood protection plans within their jurisdiction including:

  • Cities
  • Counties
  • Districts
  • Authorities created under the Texas Constitution, Article III, Section 52
  • Authorities created under the Texas Constitution, Article XVI, Section 59
  • Other political subdivision of the State
  • Interstate compact commission
  • Nonprofit water supply corporations

Applications may be submitted when the Texas Water Development Board requests proposals for each fiscal year. Applications require:

  • General information
  • Planning information
  • Written assurances
  • Proof of Notification
  • Resolution
  • Task and Expense Budget

All applicant are required to provide the following to be eligible for participation:

  • Evidence of local matching funds
  • Establishment of collaboration efforts with appropriate entities
  • Coordination of existing flood protection activities
  • Proof of qualifying subcontracts
  • Details of subcontracts agreements
  • Hold a minimum of three public meetings
  • Fulfill subcontract requirements prior to the release of grant funds
  • Five copies of the draft final report
  • One electronic PDF copy of entire final report
  • Six copies of the final report
  • Texas Water Development Board copies of results directly related to the program.