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2011 Flood Protection Incentive Program

The Flood Protection Incentive Program (FPIP) is a local, annually budgeted, flood mitigation program for at risk property owners. The goal of the program is to assist the individual homeowner in improving the level of basic flood protection and reducing the need for emergency measures.  The program has an annual budget of $100,000.  Once the budget has been depleted the program will be suspended until the next budget year.

  • Program maximum per property is capped at $12,000.00.
  • This program is not intended to provide protection to certifiable levels or to remove property from the regulatory floodplain.  Homeowners who participate in the program will not be eligible for removal from the flood plain.
  • Property owners (occupied) who meet the location eligibility criteria adjacent to Red River, a Coulee or unprotected legal drains (on the primary protection line) may competitively apply for the program.  There are stipulations.  Please read the 18 point program guidance under the incentive table.


Funding varies depending on the levee category. Please review the Flood Protection Incentive Program application, which is located on the lower portion of this page, for details.


How to Apply

A link to the application is available below. Please read it thoroughly and pay special attention to the asterisks and notes sections. All nineteen specific qualifications must be met before an application can be processed. Applicants will be directly contacted and mentored throughout the FPIP process.

Flood Protection Incentive Program Application (pdf)
*You may complete the application online and then print it, or print it and fill it out by hand.

After you have completed the Flood Protection Incentive Application, please mail it to the following address:

Storm Sewer Utilities Engineer
City of Fargo Engineering Department
200 3rd Street North
Fargo, ND 58102
Phone 241-1545
Fax 241-8101