Becoming more flood resilient, through restoring, protecting and conserving river corridors and floodplains has several benefits. Avoiding human encroachment in areas susceptible to flooding and erosion mitigates the loss of life and property during floods. River corridors and floodplains also provide important terrestrial and aquatic habitat and help to maintain and improve water quality. Additional incentives for communities to take actions to become more flood resilient include receiving priority rating in several competitive grant programs administered by the Agency of Natural Resour
The Clean Water Initiative Program (CWIP) provides funds in the form of grants and contracts to support projects that reduce sediment and nutrient pollution, including phosphorus, from runoff and soil erosion that discharge into the state’s rivers, streams, lakes, ponds and wetlands.
Our grant programs are funded through a combination of state and federal funds. The Clean Water Fund, Capital Fund, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Lake Champlain Basin Program TMDL Implementation funds support these grant opportunities.