DNR announces changes to the Municipal Flood Control grant program

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  1. By Central Office September 28, 2015

    Contact(s): Jeff Soellner, DNR grants manager, 608- 267-7152

    MADISON--Applicants for Municipal Flood Control grant funding should be mindful of several changes to the program, according to the Department of Natural Resources.

    As a result of the state budget that became law this summer, the DNR can only reimburse grant recipients at a 50 percent rate. The prior reimbursement rate was 70 percent. The budget for this grant program has been reduced by $1 million. It is anticipated that the maximum grant will be approximately $380,000 per eligible municipality.

    "The department is in the process of updating instructions, forms and directions on the grant Web page. Applicants should be advised that these statutory changes are in effect for the next grant cycle which has an application deadline of March 15, 2016," stated Jeff Soellner, DNR grants manager. "Now is a good time for applicants to pull together all of their grant eligible plans, so they can submit the correct paperwork and needed materials, appraisals and approvals, and be ready for that next application deadline."

    The program also has undergone personnel changes, according to Soellner. "Gary Heinrichs, our answer man for watershed questions has retired, so all technical questions should be emailed to [email protected], and please send me a copy at p>
    Last Revised: Monday, September 28, 2015