Flood Control Subventions Program

Along with the Central Valley Flood Protection Board (CVFPB), we provide financial assistance to local agencies cooperating in the construction of federally authorized flood control projects. The CVFPB is responsible for the State’s financial assistance share for major U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' State Plan of Flood Control projects in the Central Valley, while we are responsible for disbursing funds for all other projects authorized by the State.

When projects are federally authorized, local agencies are responsible for soliciting the State to consider cost sharing in the project.  After we evaluate the project benefits, we may submit a report to Legislature with an eligibility determination.  If the project is approved by the California Legislature and specifically added to the California Water Code, we can share in the non-federal costs of the project.