DWR has released the Flood Maintenance Assistance Program (FMAP) Guidelines

(FMAP) is a new program that provides State funds for eligible maintenance activities to Local Maintaining Agencies (LMAs) and Maintenance Areas (MAs). This program will help ensure that State Plan of Flood Control facilities are properly maintained and have sufficient resources, including funding, to meet applicable federal regulations and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual requirements. 

DWR has released the Flood Maintenance Assistance Program (FMAP) Guidelines.

The Flood Maintenance Assistance Program (FMAP) is a new program that provides State funds for eligible maintenance activities to Local Maintaining Agencies (LMAs) and Maintenance Areas (MAs). This program will help ensure that State Plan of Flood Control facilities are properly maintained and have sufficient resources, including funding, to meet applicable federal regulations and Operation and Maintenance (O&M) manual requirements.

FMAP has released the Program Guidelines (PDF) and is soliciting proposals for funding assistance (PDF). The Guidelines and the Proposal Solicitation Package provide details about the type of work that is eligible for funding and how to submit a proposal.

Deadlines for submitting proposals:

  • January 25, 2019 – First submittal date for fiscal year (FY) 2018-19 funding
  • February 22, 2019 – Second submittal date for FY 2018-19 funding
  • March 25, 2019 – Final program application submittal date for FY 2018-19 funding
  • May 2019 – Anticipated submittal date for FY 2019-20 funding

Program Contact:
Jeff H. Van Gilder, Program Manager
Flood Maintenance Assistance Program
(916) 574-2745
jeff.vangilder@water.ca.gov

 

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Congratulations!

Darren Suen has been selected for the Board’s new Policy Advisor position. He performed this function in Acting capacity for the last year, working to raise awareness about the Board’s role in flood management and to advance flood policies that support public safety and provide benefits to the environment and agriculture communities. Prior, Darren was the Department of Water Resources serving as Program Lead and Policy Advisor for the Assistant Division Chief of the Flood Management Division and the Deputy Director in Flood Operations Center during flood emergencies. Darren has a long career in program management and flood control, working in private, State, and federal agencies. Currently, he also serves as a member of the Elk Grove City Council. Congratulations to Darren!

Michael Wright has been selected to fill the Chief Engineer position beginning April 2, 2019. Michael has been with the Board since 2011. During his tenure, Michael has held multiple supervisory positions, including Enforcement Section Chief, Acting Operations Branch Chief, and Plan Implementation and Compliance Branch Chief. For the past eight months, he has been filling the Chief Engineer role. Congratulations, Michael Wright.