CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT PROGRAM
What type of project is eligible?
- New infrastructure identified in a plan or study performed by the District or the Agency
- Rehabilitation of existing infrastructure that:
- Was originally built by (or in partnership with) the District
- Is an Agency-owned facility that links to District-owned structures
- Has reached end-of-design life and Agency provides documentation of regular maintenance
- Road drainage improvements resolving flooding that restricts access to certain critical facilities
- Bridges or other access over watercourses that are impassible to emergency vehicle traffic
What about funding?
Small Project Assistance Program
The Small Project Assistance Program (SPAP) is directed and structured for the rapid design and construction of smaller and localized flood control projects.
How is SPAP different than CIP?
- Accepted criteria and a scoring matrix are used to establish project eligibility
- Standard (non-negotiable) IGAs are used
- Projects are expected to be completed within two years or less
- District financial contributions are capped
What type of projects are eligible?
A scoring matrix is designed to apply objective criteria prioritizing projects that:
- Address higher frequency, smaller flooding events
- Address road flooding that restricts access to critical facilities
- Are at a higher level of design
- Have agency property rights in place
What about funding?
How do I submit a project?
Floodprone Property Assistance Program
The Flood Control District of Maricopa County’s STEM Curriculum provides lessons for grades K-8 that support Earth’s water standards. All of the lessons have been developed in alignment with Arizona Science Standards.
Community Rating System
The National Flood Insurance Program's Community Rating System is a voluntary incentive program that recognizes communities for implementing floodplain management practices that exceed the federal minimum requirements of the NFIP to provide protection from flooding. In exchange for a community's proactive efforts to reduce flood risk, policyholders can receive reduced flood insurance premiums for buildings in the community. These reduced premiums reflect the reduced flood risk resulting from community efforts toward achieving the three CRS goals:
- Reduce flood damage to insurable property.
- Strengthen and support the insurance aspects of the NFIP.
- Encourage a comprehensive approach to floodplain management.
The Flood Control District of Maricopa County has participated in this program since 1991. Through the annual accreditation process, the District is now at Class 4, which gives residents of unincorporated Maricopa County up to a 30 percent discount on their flood insurance. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and local documentation is available at the Maricopa County’s Flood Control District and the Southwest Regional Library. Also, you can learn more about the NFIP and its Community Rating System at www.floodsmart.gov.