Manchester is one of four communities in Iowa that will receive support in accessing federal funding for flood projects.
The American Flood Coalition on Wednesday launched the Iowa Flood Resilient Communities Cohort, with Manchester, Dubuque, Columbus Junction and Muscatine chosen for the project. Manchester City Manager Tim Vick says that’s exciting news.
Sitting right along the Maquoketa River, Manchester has seen its share of major flooding in the past 25 years.
Vick says as a City, they greatly appreciate the help.
The cohort will run through October 2024. Cohort participants will walk away with a roadmap of clear next steps to advance federal grant applications and other actions that build community-driven flood resilience. AFC hopes to create a pipeline of flood resilience projects across Iowa that can be funded beyond this collaboration.
This Cohort is the latest in a string of efforts by the American Flood Coalition in Iowa. AFC also funded and launched an innovative project in Northeast Iowa — a first-of-its-kind project that tests and measures how certain regenerative agriculture practices can reduce flood risk on working lands in the United States.
archived photo courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH