Blog about the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP)

Government of Canada funding available to help reduce flooding impacts in high-risk communities

Overland flooding is one of the most frequent and costly types of disaster in Canada, and the effects can be devastating for communities. The National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) was created in 2015 to help Canadians in high-risk communities reduce the anguish and high costs associated with major flood-related events.

Through the NDMP, the Government of Canada will cost-share flood mitigation project costs – up to 50 per cent for eligible provincial projects and up to 75 per cent for eligible projects in the territories.

To receive funding, community officials should submit a proposal to their provincial or territorial contacts. The deadline for provinces and territories to submit NDMP proposals to Public Safety Canada for funding for 2017-2018 is October 31, 2016.

Various types of flood mitigation projects are eligible for funding under the NDMP, including:

For more information on the four funding streams or the application process itself, you can visit Public Safety Canada's website or email

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