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DNR announces the recipients of 2016-2017 municipal flood control grants

Published by Central Office October 18, 2016

Contact(s): Jeffrey Soellner, DNR grants manager, 608-267-7152

MADISON--Ten communities and one metropolitan sewerage district have been awarded municipal flood control grants from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Cities, villages, towns, tribes and metropolitan sewerage districts are eligible to apply for these grants, which fund the acquisition of property, vacant land, structure removal, flood proofing, administrative support and others. All projects are awarded for two years.

This is the first year for a 50 percent match instead of a 70 percent match based on changes in the last state budget. The 2016-2017 list of grant recipients is as follows:

The next municipal flood control application round is anticipated due in March 2018. Detailed information about the municipal flood control grant program can be found on the DNR website. 

To learn more about this and other DNR grant programs, visit dnr.wi.gov and search keyword "grants."

Last Revised: Tuesday, October 18, 2016

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