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About

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, six members from state agencies, as well as four ex-officio members from the General Assembly.

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Flood Recovery Fund

The Iowa Flood Mitigation Board has distributed $36 million from the Flood Recovery Fund for critical recovery and redevelopment projects in communities impacted by the devastating floods of 2019. The Board distributed a $15 million legislative appropriation in September 2019, followed by an additional appropriation of $21 million in February 2020.

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Levee Improvement Fund

Beginning fiscal year 2024 and continuing through fiscal year 2028, $5 million will be allocated annually to the Levee Improvement Fund. Any community benefiting from a levee, including levee districts established pursuant to chapter 468, and subject to levee assessments, are eligible applicants under this program. Based on program requirements, awards are anticipated to begin in state fiscal year 2025 (7/1/2024 – 6/30/2025).

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Board Meetings & Members

Want to be notified about upcoming Iowa Flood Mitigation Board meetings?  Subscribe. Check the box next to β€œPublic Meetings” under Homeland Security & Emergency Management, Iowa.

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Annual Reports

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Flood Recovery Fund Documents & Reports

Coming Soon: View Flood Recovery Fund Applications, Flood Recovery Fund Progress Reports, Sales Tax Increment Applications,  Sales Tax Increment Progress Reports, at the Flood Mitigation Board Archive website. 

Available Documents and Reports

 

 

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