Flood Mitigation Assistance Pilot Program

The 2016 and 2018 floods were devastating for residents and business owners across the county. Many of these homes and businesses would benefit from flood mitigation projects that aim to protect their properties from future disasters. The “Flood Mitigation Assistance Pilot Program” offers matching grants to fund flood mitigation projects in specified flood zone areas.


This is a pilot grant program available to property owners in the Plum Tree, Little Plum Tree, Tiber-Hudson and New Cut watersheds for improvements to their structures only. These watersheds specifically include the following Ellicott City communities: Valley Mede, Chatham, Dunloggin, Historic Ellicott City and communities off Frederick Road, Old Columbia Pike and New Cut Road. The maximum amount per project is $5,000.

**PLEASE NOTE** All flood mitigation assistance grants have been awarded for the current fiscal year. Please check back for future updates on the program.

Eligible Projects

Examples of eligible projects could include flood doors, sealant, relocation of HVAC units, shields, and drainage systems.* Additional examples of eligible projects can be found in this recent report by the Army Corps of Engineers.

*Projects will be evaluated by the county on a case by case basis for eligibility.

Scoring Considerations

Review the considerations that county staff used to evaluate projects. 

Frequently Asked Questions


Tel: 410-313-4200


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