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Funding is Available Now Through the Flood Resilient Communities Fund

Funding available through the Flood Resilient Communities Fund (FRCF) will now be reviewed on a rolling basis according to Stephanie A. Smith, State Hazard Mitigation Officer with Vermont Emergency Management (VEM).

Flood Resilient Communities Fund | Vermont Emergency Management 

The Flood Resilient Communities Fund (FRCF) was established by the Vermont Legislature under Act 74 with the intent of improving landscape and community resilience and reducing the future public safety and water quality impacts of climate-related flood hazards in Vermont, focusing on buyouts of flood-vulnerable properties. This is a voluntary program that will prioritize projects in communities and/or for homeowners with greatest economic need and projects that mitigate repetitive loss among low-income and marginalized portions of the population.

  • Funded By: The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
  • Projects must reduce future flood risk and must have the co-benefit of improving water quality.

    Projects that will improve water quality over time are those that:  
    • results in greater floodplain storage to reduce flood flows,  
    • allows room for future natural river channel changes in ways that don’t threaten property,  
    • re-establishes floodplain and riparian vegetation and functions to help hold riverbanks and shade water, and  
    • Improves filtration of flood waters. 

Flood Resilient Communities Fund | Vermont Emergency Management 




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