Flood Mitigation Planning

As part of the Financial Assistance Programs available, the Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) administers State and Federal grant programs for flood protection planning, and implementation of flood mitigation projects.  In addition, loans for storm water and non-point source pollution control and flood control are also available through the TWDB.

In 2007, the TWDB was named by the 80th State Legislature as the State agency tasked with coordinating the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) within the State.  The NFIP State Coordinator acts as the liaison between the Federal component of the program and the local communities, with the primary duty to provide guidance and education to the communities to assist in meeting the Federal eligibility requirements for entrance into the NFIP and also assist the communities with maintaining their participating status in the NFIP.

Do you have questions?  Please contact Flood Mitigation Planning Staff.

Program Areas

  • Flood Protection Grant Programs
    • Flood Protection Planning Grant Program: The Flood Protection Planning grant program, through the State's Research and Planning Fund, provides financial assistance to political subdivisions to conduct feasibility studies for an entire watershed to evaluate both structural and nonstructural solutions to flood hazards within the watershed.
    • Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program: The Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program, under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Program, assists states and communities by providing federal funds for cost-effective measures to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insurable under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
    • Severe Repetitive Loss Grant Program: The Severe Repetitive Loss grant program, under FEMA's Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Program, provides federal funding to assist states and communities in implementing mitigation measures to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to severe repetitive loss to residential structures insured under the NFIP.
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was established by the United States Congress in the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 and is administered by the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) and the Mitigation Directorate, components of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
  • Community Resources Addtional information such as flyers, technical bulletins, links, grant information and other helpful resources.