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Funding Fact Sheet: March 16

March 12, 2021  By Bree Rody

This is a bi-weekly recap of new funding available and grants awarded for projects related to drainage funding, water health, watershed improvements and more. This list does not include grant applications that are open year-round. If you have a funding announcement or grant that is open, email Drainage Contractor.

Funding incoming

NORTH CAROLINA – The City of Charleston will receive just under $10 million, to be used for land improvement in drainage and flood prevention. The funding comes from the South Carolina Office of Resilience, which has approved more than $30 million in block grants to be distributed among various municipalities in the state. The funds will be allocated to the Ehrhardt Shaft, which ties into a drainage project currently underway.

Other recipients include the City of Florence ($4 million), the City of Manning ($5 million), City of Sumter ($4.8 million), Georgetown County ($939,000), Horry County ($2.5 million) and Lake City ($2.8 million).


TEXAS – The Texas General ALand Office has awarded $10 million to Hidalgo County, allowing it to more-than-double the width of its Main Floodwater Channel, increasing its capabilities to divert floodwaters to the Gulf of Mexico.

It has also approved a $4 grant to the city of Penitas for drainage improvements, as well as $10 million to the city of Raymondville for the same purpose.

SASKATCHEWN – The Saskatchewan Association of Rural Municipalities has received just over $2 million in funding to secure equipment and contractors to make various land improvements, included, but not limited to, mitigating flooding along drainage channels. Of that funding, $500,000 comes from the Water Security Agency. In the next fiscal year, funding will increase again to $1.5 million, for a total investment of $2 million over two years.

Contract awarded

IOWA – The Atlantic School Board in Atlantic, IA has approved plans for a parking lot improvement project at a local high school, which will involve a full resurfacing and the installation of drainage tile. Precision Concrete Service has won the construction bid. The full cost of the project is estimated at $728,892. Specific drain tile contracts have not yet been confirmed.

Grants opening soon

ALBERTA – The Land Stewardship Centre has confirmed that its 2021 grant applications will open; however, a representative from the centre has confirmed to Drainage Contractor that it has delayed the grants slightly and is aiming for March to open application.

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