2020 Flood Preparedness Program

The Government of Manitoba invites all municipalities to submit proposals for one-time funding to support/enhance municipal capacity and capability to prepare for a possible 2020 spring flood emergency, and to build resiliency for future floods. The goal of the program is to reduce adverse financial impacts and property damage that could be caused by potential spring flooding in 2020.
  • Successful applicants will be reimbursed for up to 100% of approved flood preparedness and/or resiliency projects or equipment costs.
  • Applicants may be approved for eligible expenditures made between November 25, 2019 and March 31, 2020.
  • Maximum funding amount is $150,000 per individual municipal proposal, or up to $150,000 per municipality participating in a joint proposal with other municipalities. Consideration will be given for funding of up to $500,000 for the City of Winnipeg should flood risk warrant additional investment.
  • Maximum provincial funding can be supplemented by municipal funding for larger projects.
  • Evaluation of proposals will take into account a number of criteria including flood risk; ability of the proposal to enhance emergency preparedness, improve flood response capacity and build resiliency for future flood events; regional benefits; and the nature of the proposed purchase.
Proposals are due by February 28, 2020, and must be submitted by email to mrmca@gov.mb.ca.
Municipalities requiring assistance or additional information are encouraged to contact a Municipal Services Officer. For inquiries, please call 204-945-2572 or email mrmca@gov.mb.ca.