The federal government did not approve the City of Grand Forks’ application to the National Disaster Mitigation Program (NDMP) grant application for flood protection downtown. The City submitted the application in late summer 2018 to build a dike on the east side of downtown, a storm sewer main, and a pump station for the storm water system. The approximately $3 million project would have included contributions from the federal and provincial governments as well as the City. Despite the failure of the grant application, Boundary Flood Recovery will continue to seek out other funding for the project. The flood recovery team continues to be dedicated to pursuing opportunities to create a more flood-resilient community, including flood protection and storm water management.  The team is hopeful to hear positive news on other large project proposals in the near future.