The City of Schenectady has been awarded funding to assist property owners to preserve their homes by evaluating flooding, examining feasible alternatives and choosing the preferred flood mitigation strategy. Funding is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA) Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) through the New York Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES.) The project is divided into two phases:

Phase One: Comprehensive Mitigation Analysis. Funds in the amount of $1,206,000 have been awarded for Phase One and are being used to evaluate existing conditions, assess alternatives, recommend a preferred flood mitigation strategy and design improvements to benefit the Stockade Study Area.

Phase Two: Construction. Based on Phase One results, FEMA will consider awarding just over $7,545,000 for Phase Two Construction.

The preliminary target area for the analysis includes the area bounded by: Front Street, the Stockade CSX Rail Line, the Mohawk River and Cucumber Alley.  The City and a team of consultants are evaluating current conditions.

Please answer as many questions as possible, as accurately and completely as you are able. Providing information for each property you own will help us understand flood impacts and determine if your property could be eligible for assistance. Your responses will help evaluate alternatives and inform selection of the best mitigation measures to assist property owners. Your responses are confidential. Note: If you have an Elevation Certificate, please plan to upload it at the end of the survey. 

This STOCKADE PROPERTY OWNER SURVEY is also available in hard copy at Schenectady City Hall, Room 14. If you are a former property owner, or are not a property owner but would like to offer input, please take the general survey at
Please contact Kristin Diotte, Director of Development, at 518-382-5147 or with any questions.