The State of Rhode Island submitted 47 project applications on March 29, 2011 to be considered for funding under the HMGP, one of which was for the Warwick Wastewater Treatment Facility, of which flood protection to the 100-year flood elevation is provided by an earthen levee. At that time, the project application proposed a variety of mitigation measures that would protect the facility to the 500-year flood elevation. During a flood event in March 2010, the treatment facility was inundated with 10 feet of water, overtopping its levee by three feet above the designed 100-year flood elevation.
FEMA Region I provided a written response to the State's request for an eligibility determination on May 17, 2011, informing of FEMA's determination that the project was ineligible for HMGP funding because the application lacked sufficient detail and supporting documentation.
A Preliminary Design Report was prepared providing a detailed engineering analysis to investigate any and all potential measures necessary for protecting the facility in July 2012. This report is entitled Preliminary Design Report, Wastewater Treatment Facility Flood Protection and
Mitigation Design; Warwick, Rhode Island. According to a letter dated November 29, 2012, the report contains all the detailed infonnation which was not previously included in the original grant application.