Dam Rehabilitation Funding

Dam Rehabilitation Funding



Potential Sources of Funding for Dam Rehabilitation

Some States offer assistance funding (loans or grants) to dam owners. Click on the US Map to find contact information for your state's dam safety office.

At the federal level there are a few mechanisms set up specifically for dam rehabilitation. The Small Watershed Rehabilitation Program focuses on funding rehabilitation of dams built by the Soil Conservation Service (now the Natural Resources Conservation Service). Click here for more information. In 2016, Congress passed the National Dam Rehabilitation Program Act. Sec. 5006 of WIIN2016 establishes a grant program to assist local communities to rehabilitate, repair, or remove a high-hazard potential dam before it fails. Watch this website for updates on implementation of this important program. Read More About the National Dam Rehab Program


Some programs exist, within FEMA or other state or federal agencies, and through private foundations, that may accept proposals for dam rehab funding.

Click here to read stories how others have funded dam rehabs.