CEFCAC Funding Criteria

Projects may include preliminary engineering (project reports), final design and plan preparation, construction, and/or acquisition of right-of-way.

  1. Facility Classification
    1. Regional Facilities In general:
      • are designed for 100-year frequency flood protection;
      • have a drainage area greater than 1,000 acres;
      • have a cross-sectional area greater than 50 square feet;
      • have a main-line designation (e.g., A01, F05);
      • are owned and maintained by Orange County Flood Control District (OCFCD).
    2. Subregional Facilities In general:
      • are designed for 100-year frequency flood protection;
      • have a drainage area between 640 and 1,000 acres;
      • have a cross-sectional area less than 50 square feet;
      • have a tributary designation (e.g., F06S03, E01S01);
      • must be owned and maintained by OCFCD.
    3. Local facilities are not eligible for funding.
  2. Project Priorities Regional Facilities Regional Facilities & Subregional Facilities
    • Relieve existing flooding problem which has caused private property damage and/or threatened lives
    • Remove obstruction/relieve inadequate channel capacity which has high potential for private property damage
    • Remedy high maintenance condition
    • Close improvement gaps within existing facilities
    • Relieve street flooding or other nuisance flooding as a result of a channel deficiency
    • Local agency funding participation
    • Approved project report exist
    • Completed plans and specifications exist