Grant Information

Total Funding Available
$50.9 M
Minimum Request
Maximum Request
Average Grant Award
$300K - $10M
Match Requirement
20% cash or in kind contributions. Match waiver available for low-income communities.
RFP Release
November (biennial)
Pre-application Due
January (biennial)
Final Application Due
April (biennial)
River Valley

Floodplains by Design (FbD)

Floodplains by Design (FbD) is a partnership of local, state, federal and private organizations focused on coordinating investment in and strengthening the integrated management of floodplain areas throughout Washington State. Floodplains are vital to the ecological health of the state. They are critical to the economic vitality, cultural heritage and quality of life provided by our region—from salmon to farmland and commercial development, and recreational opportunities.

The Washington State Department of Ecology’s (Ecology) Floods and Floodplain Management Division administers the Floodplains by Design grant program under a biennial funding cycle. Ecology awards grants on a competitive basis to eligible entities for collaborative and innovative projects throughout Washington State that support the integration of flood hazard reduction with ecological preservation and restoration and preservation and improvements to agriculture. Proposed projects may also address other community needs, such as preservation of agriculture, improvements in water quality, or increased recreational opportunities provided they are part of a larger strategy to restore ecological functions and reduce flood hazards.

Who Can Apply?
Cities, Conservation Districts, Counties, Native American Tribes, Nonprofit Organizations
Project Types
Planning, Acquisition, Construction, Restoration, Education & Outreach
Restoration Types
Floodplain, Riparian, Wetlands
Geography/Land Ownership
Washington State