Flood Mitigation Planning

In 2007, the TWDB was named by the 80th State Legislature as the State agency tasked with coordinating the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) within the State. The NFIP State Coordinator acts as the liaison between the Federal component of the program and the local communities, with the primary duty to provide guidance, outreach and education to the communities to assist in meeting the Federal eligibility requirements for entrance into the NFIP and also assist the communities with maintaining their participating status in the NFIP.

The Texas Water Development Board (TWDB) administers State and Federal grant programs for flood protection planning, and implementation of flood mitigation projects. In addition, loans for storm water and non-point source pollution control and flood control are also available through the TWDB, through Financial Assistance Programs.

Do you have questions?  Please contact Flood Mitigation Planning Staff.

What's New

Flood Mitigation Assistance application period is now open. Applications are due to the TWDB through FEMA's eGrants system by Noon on Monday, December 10, 2018. Click here for more information.

Program Areas

  • Flood Protection Grant Programs
    • Flood Protection Grant Program: The Flood Protection grant program, through the State's Research and Planning Fund, provides up to 50% state financial assistance to political subdivisions to conduct feasibility studies for an entire watershed to evaluate both structural and nonstructural solutions to flood hazards within the watershed, planning for or implementation of Flood Early Warning System(s); or planning for or implementing a Flood Response Plan.
    • Flood Mitigation Assistance Grant Program: The Flood Mitigation Assistance grant program, under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Program, assists states and communities by providing up to 100% federal funds for cost-effective measures to reduce or eliminate the long-term risk of flood damage to buildings, manufactured homes, and other structures insurable under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP).
  • National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) The National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) was established by the United States Congress in the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 and is administered by the Federal Insurance Administration (FIA) and the Mitigation Directorate, components of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
  • Cooperating Technical Partners (CTP) Program is an effort launched by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in 1999 to increase local involvement in developing and updating Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs), Flood Insurance Study (FIS) reports and associated geospatial data.
  • Community Resources Additional resources such as brochures, technical bulletins, helpful links, information and other resources.