The Stormwater Department can answer questions about flood insurance and financial assistance programs or provide contacts to find out more. Call the the hotline number (775) 887-2305, for further information.

Below are a selection of potential sources of financial assistance for property protection.

Pre-flood Assistance

  • Projects fully funded by a local agency;
  • FEMA mitigation grants;
  • State or local programs such as grants, loans, and rebates;
  • Housing improvement assistance programs;
  • The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s rural development grants and loans for mitigation;
  • The potential to reduce flood insurance premiums for certain mitigation projects.

Post-flood Assistance

  • Flood insurance;
  • Flood insurance’s Increased Cost of Compliance benefit for substantially damaged structures;
  • FEMA’s Hazard Mitigation Grant Program;
  • The U.S. Small Business Administration’s post-flood mitigation loans.