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Iowa Flood Mitigation Board


The Flood Mitigation Board was created by the Iowa General Assembly and signed into law (Iowa Code, Chapter 418) by Governor Branstad in 2012. The board is charged with creating a flood mitigation program for Iowa. This program will allow certain governmental entities to submit flood mitigation projects to the Board for review and possible approval for funding. The funding will come from either sales tax increments or funds appropriated by the General Assembly.


The Board itself is composed of four members from the public, five members from state agencies, as well as four ex-officio members from the General Assembly.


Flood Recovery Fund

Gov. Kim Reynolds approved legislation that appropriated $15 million info Iowa's Flood Recovery Fund. This fund is under the control of the Iowa Flood Mitigation Board and is to be used for purposes of flood response, recovery, or mitigation activities within counties designated under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Individual Assistance Program for the March 12-June 15, 2019, Presidential Disaster Declaration.


Fact Sheet




Board Meetings (Schedule/Agendas/Minutes)



Mon. May 20

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Iowa Flood Mitigation Board

Iowa State Capitol, Room 103

Conference call: 1-800-645-8878

Code: 003248


Proposed Agenda

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Approval of the agenda
  3. Approval of the minutes of Dec. 13, 2018
  4. Proposed amendments to the Flood Mitigation Program Agreements (Iowa City - time extension, Cedar Falls - time extension)
  5. Review of Amendment to Code of Iowa, Chapter 418 (418.16 Flood Recovery Fund)
  6. Review and discussion of Draft Flood Recovery Application Form
  7. Review and discussion of Draft Flood Recovery Administrative Rules (605-14.12(418))
  8. Public comment
  9. Adjournment


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Board Meeting Minutes (Approved)*

*Minutes from the Dec. 13, 2018, conference call will be approved at the next scheduled meeting.


Board Members






Joyce Flinn (Chair)


(State Government)

Lorraine Glover


Ronald Herrig


Robert Hogg (D)

Iowa Senate

(Iowa General Assembly)

Michael Fitzgerald

Treasurer of Iowa

(State Government)

Kraig Paulsen

Iowa Dept. of Revenue

(State Government)

Carolann Jensen

Iowa Finance Authority

(State Government)

Dr. Amy Kaleita

(Vice Chair)


Michael Naig

Iowa Dept. of Agriculture & Land Stewardship

(State Government)

Ken Rozenboom (R)

Iowa Senate

(Iowa General Assembly)

David Sieck (R)

Iowa House

(Iowa General Assembly)

Charlie McConkey (D)

Iowa House

(Iowa General Assembly)

John Torbert


Kayla Lyon

Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources

(State Government)



Application Documents (PDF)

    City of Burlington

Approved: $26,200,000


    City of Cedar Falls

Approved: $6,625,000


    City of Cedar Rapids

Approved: $269,411,016



    City of Coralville

Approved: $9,769,000


    City of Council Bluffs

Approved: $57,000,000


    City of Des Moines &     Metropolitan Wastewater     Reclamation Authority

Approved: $111,100,273



    City of Dubuque

Approved: $98,494,178



    City of Iowa City

Approved: $8,497,249



    City of Storm Lake

Approved: $4,083,060



    City of Waverly

Approved: $5,647,004



    City of Winterset



Please click the tab below for latest sales tax increment projections.



Progress Reports



Cedar Falls

Cedar Rapids


Council Bluffs

City of Des Moines & Metro Wastewater Reclamation Authority


Iowa City

Storm Lake






Questions? Comments? Please email them to John Benson.