Flood Emergency Response Projects Grants

Delta waterways

The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta. DWR/2009.

Since 2012, DWR has provided $45 million through three flood emergency response grant programs--Statewide Grants, Delta Grants, and Delta Emergency Communication Equipment Grants--to improve local flood emergency response and contribute to increased public safety.  

Statewide Grants

California public agencies whose primary responsibility is flood emergency response and coordination are eligible to apply for this competitive grant. The geographic scope for these grants is statewide, outside of the legal Delta. 

The first round of funding under this program was awarded in September 2013. Additional funding was made available for a second round, which was awarded in September 2015. The third round of funding was awarded in June 2018. The total amount awarded by the Statewide Flood Emergency Response Grant Program is $20.1 million.

Delta Grants

California public agencies in the legal Delta whose primary responsibility is flood emergency response and coordination are eligible to apply for these grants.

The first round of Delta grants was awarded in June 2014 and the second round in September 2017 through a solicitation process. Additional funding was made available for Directed Funding action under the grant program’s Round 2 guidelines and was awarded in December 2018 and December 2019. The total amount awarded by the Delta Grants Program is $20 million.

Delta Emergency Communication Equipment Grant

This grant provided $5 million to ensure that State and local agencies have a robust regional communication system in the Delta region to respond effectively to high water and flood emergencies. Funding for this grant was awarded in 2012.

We have made more funding available for the Flood Emergency Response Projects grants. The original amount of $5 million was increased to $10 million in early 2013, and another $5 million was added in mid-2013. $10 million in funding has been awarded for statewide projects and Delta communications equipment, while the remaining $5 million has been recommended for projects in the legal Delta. An additional $5 million was made available for the second round of Statewide grants. This increase in funding represents our strong commitment to improving flood preparedness and response at the local level throughout the state.

California public agencies with primary responsibility for flood emergency response and coordination were eligible to apply for this competitive grant. The geographic scope of this grant is statewide, outside of the legal Delta.

The Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 84) makes funding available to improve local flood emergency response. Up to $5 million in funding was available through this grant and required no local match.

Round 1: 2013

Projects Receiving Funding for Flood Emergency Response - Statewide Grants in 2013
Lead Agency  Participating Agencies Project Components Award Amount
Reclamation District 108 19 ER Plans, Multi-Agency Coordination Planning, Training  $1,209,000
Levee District 1 8 ER Plans, Generator $416,469
Yuba County OES  6 ER Plans, Comm. Equipment, Exercise $123,500
Reclamation District 784 6 Training, Flood Supplies, Generator $284,519
Ventura Watershed Protection District 7 Alert 2 upgrade, Training $839,356
Sacramento County OES 5 ER Plans, Exercise, Sensor Upgrade $918,834
 City of West Sacramento 7 ER Plans, Mapping $270,500
 Merced County OES 6 ER Plans $91,183
City of Roseville 3 ER Plans, Mapping, ALERT 2 upgrade $195,290
City of Palo Alto 7 ALERT 2 upgrade  $120,000
 Yuba City Fire Department 3 Comm. Equipment $111,289
 San Joaquin County OES 1 ER Plans, ALERT 2 upgrade $179,750
Contra Costa County Sheriff 1 Steam Gauges $206,500
San Bernardino Flood Control District 1 Comm. Equipment $33,810
 California Geological Survey 2 Mapping $0
Sacramento Metro Fire Department 6 ER Plans $0

 

Round 2: 2015

Projects Receiving Funding for Flood Emergency Response - Statewide Grants in 2015

Lead Agency Participating Agencies Project Components Amount Awarded
 Ventura County Watershed Protection District 8 Flood Safety Plans, ALERT2 $780,674
Reclamation District 108 11 Flood Safety Plans, Early Warning System, LMA Radios, Flood ER Exercises, Flood Fight Supplies $682,713
San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services 1 Flood Safety Plans, SEMS/NIMS Training, Flood Fight Supplies $598,250
Marin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District 4 Flood Safety Plans, EMS/NIMS Training, ALERT2 $520,102
Yolo County Office of Emergency Services 7 Flood Safety Plans, SEMS/NIMS Training $393,500
San Joaquin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District 1 Flood Safety Plans, Flood Fight Supplies, ALERT2 $317,205
Monterey County Water Resources Agency 4 Flood Safety Plans, ALERT2 $312,124
 Stanislaus County Office of Emergency Services 3 Flood Safety Plans, SEMS/NIMS Training, Flood ER Exercises $205,000
Sacramento County Office of Emergency Services 7 Flood Safety Plans, ALERT2, LMA Radios $203,700
City of West Sacramento 8 Flood ER Exercises $169,380
City of Roseville 6 ALERT2 $130,013
Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services District 7 Flood Safety Plans, Flood ER Exercises $120,124
Arcata Fire Protection District 4 Flood Safety Plans, SEMS/NIMS Training, Flood ER Exercises $96,000
City of Pico Rivera Community & Economic Development Department 3 Flood Safety Plans, Flood ER Exercises $95,040
Yuba County Office of Emergency Services 9 Flood Safety Plans, SEMS/NIMS Training, Flood ER Exercises $87,500
City of Corona Department of Water and Power 3 Flood Safety Plans, Flood ER Exercises $75,000
Orange County Public Works 4 Flood Safety Plans, Early Warning System $75,000
City of Angels Camp 5 Flood Safety Plans, SEMS/NIMS Training, Flood ER Exercises $68,700
City of Folsom 4 ALERT2 $47,475
Lompoc Fire Department 3 SEMS/NIMS Training, Flood ER Exercises $22,500
Sutter Butte Flood Control Agency 5   $0
San Bernardino County Flood Control District 1   $0
West Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency 5   $0

 

 

Round 3: 2018

$10.1 Million in Grants Awarded for the Statewide Flood Emergency Response Grant Program, Round 3

The California Department of Water Resources is pleased to announce the final awards for the Statewide Flood Emergency Response Grant Program Round 3. After careful review of the applications received from the 2018 solicitation, and a 15-day comment period, DWR is awarding a total of $10.1 million funding for 25 grants.

This grant is designed to provide funding for local emergency responders in California, outside the legal Delta, to improve their capacity to respond to flood emergencies.

List of Awards for Flood Emergency Response – Statewide Grants in June 2018

Agency Participating Agencies Award Funding Components
Alameda County Flood Control and Water Conservation District 4 $466,000 Decision Support, Exercises, Plans
City of Folsom 4 $52,395 ALERT2
City of Sacramento 1 $70,000 Decision Support
Contra Costa County Flood Control and Water Conservation District 1 $374,000 Decision Support
Fresno Metropolitan Flood Control District 1 $287,500 Plans, SEMS/NIMS
Inyo County 1 $40,000 Materials & Equipment
Kings River Conservation District 6 $451,207 Decision Support, Plans, SEMS/NIMS
Lake County Watershed Protection District 3 $0 N/A
Little Lake Valley - City of Willits 4 $196,087 Exercises, Materials & Equipment, Plans, SEMS/NIMS
Lower San Joaquin Levee District 4 $147,740 Materials & Equipment, Plans
Madera County Flood Control and Water Conservation District 5 $540,000 Decision Support, Exercises, Materials & Equipment, Plans
Monterey County Water Resources Agency  3 $162,782 ALERT2
Pico Rivera 9 $315,000 Plans
Placer County Flood Control and Water Conservation District 2 $184,196 ALERT2
RD 108 13 $445,000 Exercises, Materials & Equipment Plans
Sacramento County OES 4 $664,982 ALERT2, Materials & Equipment
Sacramento River West Side Levee District 2 $172,000 Decision Support
San Luis Obispo Public Works 1 $195,195 Decision Support, Exercises, Materials & Equipment, Plans, SEMS/NIMS
San Mateo County 7 $485,850 ALERT2, Decision Support, Exercises, Plans, SEMS/NIMS
Santa Cruz County Flood Control and Water Conservation District 8 $725,467 ALERT2
San Joaquin County Flood Control and Water Conservation District 2 $583,950 ALERT2, Materials & Equipment, SEMS/NIMS
Solano County 9 $727,125 Decision Support, Exercises, Plans, SEMS/NIMS
Sutter County 4 $806,750 Decision Support, Exercises, Materials & Equipment, Plans
Ventura County Watershed Protection District 8 $1,577,451 ALERT2, Plans
Yolo County  6 $178,815 Decision Support, Materials & Equipment
Yuba County OES 10 $280,500 Comm. Gear, Materials & Equipment, Plans

 

Total   $10,129,992

The Flood Emergency Response Projects - Delta Communications Equipment Grant provided $5 million to ensure that State and local agencies have a robust regional communication system in the Delta region for effective response to high water and flood emergencies. Funded by Proposition 84, the grant required projects to be consistent with CalOES' California Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan (PDF: 1.2 MB) to improve communication between emergency response agencies on a regional basis.

The objective of the Flood Emergency Response Grants is to improve local flood emergency response and contribute to increased public safety. California public agencies in the legal Delta with primary responsibility for flood emergency response and coordination are eligible to apply for this competitive grant.

The Disaster Preparedness and Flood Protection Bond Act of 2006 (Proposition 1E) makes funding available to improve local flood emergency response. Up to $5 million in funding is available through this grant and requires no local match.