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Municipal Flood Control Grant Program

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.

Who can apply

Eligible applicants

Cities, villages, towns, tribes and metropolitan sewerage districts are eligible to apply for these grants.


Eligible projects

Eligibility depends on the proposed project. Read the project selection help [PDF] for comprehensive information.


The Municipal Flood Control Grant application period is closed. Application periods open every other year on even years, if funding is available to administer the grant program. The next application period will tentatively open in late October 2023 with a deadline of March 15, 2024. 

This grant is only available every other year. Sign up for email notices with Municipal flood control grant updates.


Property acquisition/appraisal guidance

MFC grant applicants applying for project priority types that involve property acquisition must follow specific appraisal procedures to be eligible to receive grant awards. These procedures are designed to ensure fairness, meet federal and state government requirements, and protect the interests of the property owner (seller) and the State. Failure to comply with these procedures may disqualify a grant applicant from the grant award selection.

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Claims for payment of actual and eligible expenses must be submitted on these forms. All costs submitted must be documented and consistent with the eligibility provisions of ch. NR 199 and with the grant agreement.

All costs must be incurred within the grant time period with the exception of planning cost for appraisal reports, engineering or planning fees for the project unless otherwise agreed as part of the grant agreement.

To be eligible for grant award payment reimbursement, the applicant shall obtain all necessary permits and approvals for the project.

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Grant related statutes and administrative codes


Contact information
For information on these grants, contact:
Elisabeth (Lis) Kuisis
For information on all technical questions, contact:
Brian Cunningham