In Grand Rapids, Mich. the city is planning for flood protection by building rain gardens, flood walls, and looking to take dams out. The city is now asking for over $200 million to help pay for all the food protection projects it has invested in.
Grand Rapids has partnered with other local governments to come up with “The Grand Strategy” a proposal that is part of a plan for local governments to potentially win $1billion to share in a National Disaster Resilience Competition put together by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The proposal includes projects already underway as well as a look at ways to reduce flood risk along the river.
To learn more about the proposal, click here.