The primary criteria taken into consideration during the selection process are flood and drought mitigation (e.g. degree the project
mitigates the impacts from flood or droughts) and efforts to reduce risk to community safety and health (e.g. headwaters and
floodplains where individuals could be affected).
Secondary criteria such as biodiversity and additional environmental benefits, and complementary criteria including data gathering, capacity building, and outreach, education and stewardship, will also be considered.
For a more comprehensive list of criteria please see "Project Selection Criteria" in the Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program Application Overview document.