Funding to Help Communities Address Flood Risks
The province announced funding today, June 22, to help four communities reduce the risk of flooding.
Through the Flood Risk Infrastructure Investment Program, the province is investing $305,101 in projects that identify or mitigate flood risks. Municipalities provide matching funding.
“We’ve seen recently the devastating effect of flooding in our communities and the impact this can have on families, businesses, and organizations,” said Municipal Affairs Minister Derek Mombourquette. “I am pleased to partner with municipalities to support their efforts to address flood risk.”
The municipalities receiving funding for 2018-19 are:
- Cape Breton Regional Municipality: $217,500 for Wash Brook floodwater containment and flood intensity mitigation
- Region of Queens Municipality: $39,107 for Liverpool coastal flooding mitigation study
- Village of Port Williams and Municipality of Kings: $17,207 for upgrade and extension of the Farnham Dyke
- Municipality of the District of West Hants: $31,287 for a flood water impact study for Three Mile Plains
The Flood Risk Infrastructure Investment Program, announced in 2014, is an application-based, annual program, that provides matching funding to municipalities for projects that identify or mitigate flood risks.
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Four communities will receive a total of more than 305-thousand dollars to reduce the risk of flooding.
The Flood Risk Infrastructure Investment Program provides half of the cost to municipalities for projects that focus on identifying or mitigating flood risks.
The four communities receiving grants for 2018-19 are the Cape Breton Regional Municipality, Region of Queens Municipality, Village of Port Williams-Municipality of Kings, and the Municipality of the District of West Hants.