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Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant 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 or business assets from future disasters. The “Flood Mitigation Assistance Program” offers matching grants to fund flood mitigation projects in specified flood zone areas.

This grant program is available to property owners in the Plumtree, Little Plumtree, Bonnie Branch, Tiber-Hudson, and New Cut watersheds for improvements to their primary buildings or structural stream crossings 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, Bonnie Branch Road, and New Cut Road. The county will match 50 percent of flood proofing costs up to a maximum match of $5,000 for property owners and $2,500 for business owners. Businesses must be in good standing with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation.

This year's grant is now closed.

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Eligible Projects

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

Examples of projects that business owners could undertake include innovative protection projects designed to increase the flood resilience of their business, merchandise, and/or equipment.

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

Pre-submission Meetings

Two pre-submission meetings are scheduled for Wednesday September 2, 2020, and Thursday, September 10, 2020, at 7 pm virtually on WebEx. Users can sign up for these events by clicking the Registrations Links below and then selecting the “Register” link on the left side of the page.


Users can call into the events with the phone number 1-650-479-3207 (US/Canada). Users who would like to ask questions during the events should logon to the events using a computer.                                  

September 10, 2020

Event Number: 160 681 4595

Password: hHx5hGPNT52

Presubmission Meetings Presentation

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Frequently Asked Questions

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