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Today, the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board (TSSWCB) announced they are seeking applications for the Flood Control Structural Repair Grant Program, which will provide funds for structural repair projects on certain flood control dams as defined in the Texas Administrative Code .

Applications for Fiscal Year 2014 grant funds are due no later than 8:00 a.m. on Jan. 13, 2014 . For more information on program rules, allowable project types...

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The Texas voters approved Proposition 6 on Nov. 5, 2013. The approval of Prop 6 makes a one-time allocation of $2 billion from the State’s economic stabilization fund to the newly created State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT).

What happens next? According to the timeline posted on the Texas Water Development Board’s website , the Regional Water Planning Group stakeholder committee will develop project prioritization standards. The development and approval of these...

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The Texas voters approved Proposition 6 on Nov. 5, 2013. The approval of Prop 6 makes a one-time allocation of $2 billion from the State’s economic stabilization fund to the newly created State Water Implementation Fund for Texas (SWIFT).

What happens next? According to the timeline posted on the Texas Water Development Board’s website , the Regional Water Planning Group stakeholder committee will develop project prioritization standards. The development and approval of these...

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The western portion of North Carolina recently received a Presidential Disaster Declaration as a result of the massive flooding in July 2013. The declared area includes Ashe, Avery, Catawba, Lincoln, Watauga, and Wilkes counties.

The North Carolina Division of Emergency Management (NCEM) is accepting Requests for Public Assistance (RPA) at this time. Eligible applicants include local governments, state agencies and nonprofit organizations located within the declaration area. The deadline for an applicant to submit...

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Freese and Nichols has been working with a municipal client in evaluating a 63-year-old dam, which has served as a primary water supply source. During a routine dam safety inspection, our team identified seepage and slope slides which posed a serious dam safety risk. At the time, the client did not have funds available to perform repairs, and funds to repair dams are few and far between in Texas.

Freese and Nichols determined the...

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently published a request for applications for its Regional Facility Planning Grant. The total funding that has been allocated to the planning grant is $500,000. The grant provides up to 50 percent State funds for the evaluation and determination of feasible alternatives to meet water supply and/or wastewater facility needs.

The grant is regional in nature and requires at least two political subdivisions to participate in the study....

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The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) recently posted a request for applications for the Flood Protection Planning Grant. Up to $900,000 has been authorized for this grant application cycle. Typical awards are in the $100,000 to $150,000 range.

This grant can be used to study watersheds in Texas. The study can include hydrologic and hydraulic (H&H) modeling, public input, and the development of recommended strategies to address flooding. The grant provides Texas money for...

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From the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department (TPWD):

"The 83rd Texas Legislature has restored approximately half of the Texas Recreation Parks Account (TRPA) and Large County & Municipality Recreation and Parks Account funding for the 2014-2015 biennium. Funding will become available in 2014 for the Local Park Grant Program and for the Community Outdoor Outreach Program (CO-OP). As this is only a partial restoration, program rules such as award ceilings, scoring criteria and...

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