97.041: National Dam Safety Program
Aug. 26, 2022
Aug. 26, 2022
Both the National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) state assistance grant and the Rehabilitation of High Hazard Potential Dams (HHPD) grant programs improve the safety of dams in the United States and strive to achieve the key objective of “national dam safety hazard reduction. Both grant programs implement the Department of Homeland Security and Presidential Preparedness Directive (PPD)-8 objective of hazard mitigation, to develop and maintain those capabilities necessary to reduce the loss of lives and property by lessening the impact of the failure of dams. NDSP State Assistance Grant Program: The NDSP accomplishes this objective by supporting state and U.S. territory governments in the development and maintenance of dam safety programs, and enabling states and U.S. territories to take precautions that ensure the safety of the dams, such as the development of regulatory authority for the design, construction, operation, and maintenance of dams, the undertaking of dam inspections, and development of Emergency Action Plans (EAPs) for dams. Rehabilitation of HHPD Grant Program: The HHPD grant program accomplishes this objective by providing technical, planning, design, and construction assistance in the form of grants to non-Federal governmental organizations or nonprofit organizations. The grants will be used for planning for rehabilitation of eligible high hazard potential dams to address risk and bring the dams into compliance with state dam safety regulations.
Type of Assistance
B - Project Grants
All States and U.S. territories with a legislated and approved dam safety program are eligible for the National Dam Safety Program Assistance.
The State Dam Safety Program Office of eligible States.