The Flood Resilience Program is a 3-year effort beginning in fiscal year 2016-2017 through fiscal year 2018-2019. The three Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) agreements were signed in the summer and fall of 2017. With these collaboratives in place, progress on all projects has accelerated. The projects have parallel implementation schedules for planning and design, with construction anticipated to begin in Spring 2020.
The projects are being funded by cost sharing agreements (MOUs) between the agency partners and the Flood Resilience Program budget. The total value of the three MOUs cost sharing agreements for planning, design, and permitting is $1.4 million. Funding strategies are being developed for each Flood Resilience Program Project. On behalf of the Collaboratives, the Program has applied for approximately $20 million in grant funding from local, state, and federal sources.
Each of the Flood Resilience Program's projects are regionally collaborative, that aim to develop and implement flood mitigation solutions across the County to build a repeatable and sustainable cadence and process for prioritizing and implementing resilient flood risk reduction measures. To date, the Program has entered into three MOU Agreements with 7 Cities, has applied for approximately $20 million in grant funding, and has developed a repeatable process for ongoing and future collaborations.