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Floodwater Management Grant Assistance Program

** Please see a copy of our presentation on the Floodwater Grant offered at our webinars in November and December 2020. If you experience issues on your property during rains, we hope you consider applying. More information on the webpage below.



Did you know that you can be reimbursed for making property improvements that help protect against flooding? The SFPUC Floodwater Management Grant Assistance Program (“Grant Program”) was launched in 2013 to help property owners in San Francisco minimize the risk of flooding on their properties due to heavy rainstorms.

The program modifications since its launch include:

  • Up front payment for Contractor deposits to secure work and installment payments for qualified residential property owners, small business and non-profit organizations
  • Improved funding and financing, including up to $100K reimbursement for flood-proofing projects
  • Streamlined application process with more staff to assist applicants
  • More resources for applicants, including a list of Contractors and Engineers with relevant experience
  • Grant payments available through multiple installments
  • Expanded eligible project types, including Plumbing, Dry Flood Risk Reduction, and Wet Flood Risk Reduction modifications

How to get

If you experience flooding during rain events and are interested in exploring potential flood risk reduction modifications to your property, follow this guide to see what’s possible with our Grant Program.

1. Are you

Start by filling out this one-page interest form and a staff person will contact you to set up an appointment at your property.

2. Looking for
project ideas?

See example concepts that are covered by the Grant Program.

3. Unsure who to
work with?

Check out the resource list of contractors and engineers with relevant experience.

4. Looking for more
detailed information?

See our grant guidelines and terms. This package also contains the full application you will eventually need to fill out, with guidance from City staff. Please also refer to the supplemental information.


Contact Department of Building Inspection for Your Project!
For various types of projects that involve plumbing, you will need to work with the Department of Building and Inspection (DBI) for a plumbing survey. Grant applicants should contact DBI’s Plumbing Inspection Division by phone directly at (415) 558-6058 or Do not request the survey over-the-counter or through the general phone line as this may cause delays.

Are you a renter in SF?
While this program is geared towards property owners, as a renter, we encourage you to work with your landlord to take advantage of the grant to help minimize floodwater risk where you live/work.

Procedimientos de solicitud y formularios en español.

For questions or assistance, please contact our Grant Administrator at: or (415) 695-7326.

Last updated: 12/14/2020 4:44:40 PM