We are excited to announce that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has officially given the green light and granted funds for the Del Rosa Channel Project under the Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP). This is a significant milestone for our community and a big win for everyone involved!

The Del Rosa Channel Project is set to improve and upgrade the existing channel along Del Rosa Avenue, starting from Pacific Street and heading north. The main goal is to create a more efficient system for managing storm flows from the Daley Basin, which is located at the city limits of San Bernardino. The upgraded channel will discharge into a fully improved segment at Pacific Street.

The project includes hydrology and hydraulic studies, development of construction plans, geotechnical reports, preparation of environmental documentation, and the updating of the scope of work and cost estimate.

The total budget is $3,760,000. FEMA is contributing $3,384,000, and the Flood Control District (FCD) is pitching in $376,000. Additionally, FEMA is allocating an extra $188,000 for project management costs.

This approval marks a significant step forward in our commitment to community development and ensuring the safety of people and their property. The positive impact this project will have on San Bernardino County cannot be overstated.

Stay tuned for more updates as we get on this exciting journey! We’ll be keeping you informed every step of the way.