The Yavapai County Flood Control District has been awarded two grants with the first being the Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Grant in the amount of $486,338.25, from FEMA for the Rimrock Floodplain Property Acquisition and Demolition to purchase and remove existing structure(s) from the Special High Flood Hazard Area. The total cost of the project is estimated to be $648,451.00. In 2019, the Rimrock neighborhood was flooded by a rainfall event. Several residents had to be rescued and many homes were red tagged with severe damage. The Flood Control District applied for a grant to purchase and demolish homes that have historically flooded several times and that cannot be brought into current compliance. With the purchase and removal of these structures, the land within the floodway will open capacity for the river and will help mitigate the rest of the neighborhood.
The second grant is the Building Resilient Infrastructure and Communities (BRIC) Grant Award in the amount of $150,000.00 from FEMA for the Rimrock Flood Mitigation Project, to provide a study of the flooding issues in Rimrock and identify potential mitigation solutions. This grant is to provide funding to study the flooding issues and find projects to be retrofitted into the Rimrock neighborhood to protect homes from future flooding. The approved project budget is $200,000.00, with the award of $150,000.00 from FEMA and a District match of $50,000.00. | Flyer