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Iowa Flood Mitigation Board


The Flood Mitigation Board was created by the Iowa General Assembly and signed into law (Iowa Code, Chapter 418) by Governor Branstad in 2012. The board is charged with creating a flood mitigation program for Iowa. This program will allow certain governmental entities to submit flood mitigation projects to the Board for review and possible approval for funding. The funding will come from either sales tax increments or funds appropriated by the General Assembly.


The Board itself is composed of four members from the public, six members from state agencies, as well as four ex-officio members from the General Assembly.


Flood Recovery Fund

Gov. Kim Reynolds approved legislation that appropriated $15 million info Iowa's Flood Recovery Fund. This fund is under the control of the Iowa Flood Mitigation Board and is to be used for purposes of flood response, recovery, or mitigation activities within counties designated under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Individual Assistance Program for the March 12-June 15, 2019, Presidential Disaster Declaration.


Fact Sheet




Board Meetings (Schedule/Agendas/Minutes)




Mon. Sept. 16

1 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Iowa Flood Mitigation Board

Iowa State Capitol, Room 103

Conference call: 1-800-645-8878

Code: 003248


Joyce Flinn, Chair
Dr. Amy Kaleita, Vice Chair


Proposed Agenda

  1. Welcome and introductions
  2. Approval of the agenda
  3. Approval of the minutes of May 20, 2019
  4. Update on Administrative Rules Approved by the Board
  5. Proposed Amendment to the Flood Mitigation Program Agreement
    A. Dubuque Amendment #3 / Board Action on Amendment
  6. Review of Flood Recovery Fund Applications
    A. Davenport
    B. Fredonia
    C. Hamburg – Buyout
    D. Hamburg – Levee
    E. Hornick
    F. Mills County
    G. Muscatine
    H. Pacific Junction
    I. Vanman Levee District
  7. Board Action on Flood Recovery Fund Applications
  8. Public comment
  9. Adjournment


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Board Meeting Minutes (Approved)*


Board Members






Joyce Flinn (Chair)


(State Government)

Lorraine Glover


Ronald Herrig


Robert Hogg (D)

Iowa Senate

(Iowa General Assembly)

Michael Fitzgerald

Treasurer of Iowa

(State Government)

Kraig Paulsen

Iowa Dept. of Revenue

(State Government)

Lori Beary

Iowa Finance Authority

(State Government)

Dr. Amy Kaleita

(Vice Chair)


Michael Naig

Iowa Dept. of Agriculture & Land Stewardship

(State Government)

Ken Rozenboom (R)

Iowa Senate

(Iowa General Assembly)

David Sieck (R)

Iowa House

(Iowa General Assembly)

Charlie McConkey (D)

Iowa House

(Iowa General Assembly)

John Torbert


Kayla Lyon

Iowa Dept. of Natural Resources

(State Government)



Flood Recovery Fund Applications (PDF)

    City of Davenport

Deferred: $454,230.00


    City of Fredonia

Approved: $135,550.00


    City of Hamburg-Buyout

Approved: $940,856.55


    City of Hamburg-Levee

Approved: $6,356,324.20


    City of Hornick

Approved: $2,071,708.00


    City of Pacific Junction

Approved: $3,153,638.25


    County of Mills

Approved: $2,341,923.00


    County of Muscatine

Deferred: $157,750.00


    Vanman Levee District

Deferred: $2,000,000.00


Sales Tax Increment Application Documents (PDF)

    City of Burlington

Approved: $26,200,000


    City of Cedar Falls

Approved: $6,625,000


    City of Cedar Rapids

Approved: $269,411,016



    City of Coralville

Approved: $9,769,000


    City of Council Bluffs

Approved: $57,000,000


    City of Des Moines &     Metropolitan Wastewater     Reclamation Authority

Approved: $111,100,273



    City of Dubuque

Approved: $98,494,178



    City of Iowa City

Approved: $8,497,249



    City of Storm Lake

Approved: $4,083,060



    City of Waverly

Approved: $5,647,004



    City of Winterset



Please click the tab below for latest sales tax increment projections.



Sales Tax Increment Progress Reports



Cedar Falls

Cedar Rapids


Council Bluffs

City of Des Moines & Metro Wastewater Reclamation Authority


Iowa City

Storm Lake






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