Miami Lakes Receives Grant for Drainage Improvement Project

Miami Lakes Receives Grant for Drainage Improvement Project

September 27, 2022

Miami Lakes, FL – The Town is excited and proud to announce the securing of the FEMA Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant for the West Lakes Drainage Improvements Phase IV Project in the amount of $775,248.41.

One of the most significant challenges faced by Florida communities is the threat of repetitive flooding. Stormwater management is also a major issue for inland communities. Florida has experienced more landfalling hurricanes than any other state in the nation. Flooding represents the most damaging natural hazard in the state and ranks as the highest identified frequent hazard in Miami-Dade County.

The Flood Mitigation Assistance (FMA) Grant Program provides federal funding for states, territories, tribes, and local communities for eligible mitigation and flood control measures that reduce the risk of future damage, hardship, loss, or suffering resulting from a major disaster or flood.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) selected the highest ranked eligible proposals and applicants which benefitted communities with high participation and favorable standing in the NFIP.

The Project is identified as a priority in the Town’s Stormwater Master Plan and will construct flood control measures to reduce or eliminate the risk of flood damage in the West Lakes Community in the Town of Miami Lakes. The drainage improvements, located between NW 89th Avenue and NW 92nd Avenue, from NW 153rd Terrace to NW 152nd Lane, include mitigation activities to improve the existing drainage system by installing drainage pipes and exfiltration trenches in residential roads throughout the entirety of the project area. This Project will reduce the probability of repetitive flooding, reduce impact to property and life, improve stormwater management, implement localized flood control, increase drainage capacity, and enhance stormwater infrastructure resiliency, thereby enhancing the quality of life for the residents of the Town of Miami Lakes.

For more information on the Town’s Grants and Governmental Affairs office, visit or contact:

Renée Wilson | Grants and Government Affairs Manager
Phone: (305) 364-6100 Ext. 1225

For immediate release