Flooding from the Mohawk River has long been a problem for the neighborhood. Now funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency aims to help change that.

Nearly $9 million in FEMA grant money is on the table to help prevent and contain flooding in the city's historic Stockade District. 

A meeting held Tuesday night gathered input from resident for phase one of the project.

More than $1 million is being used for planning and analysis to help find a way to reduce the impact of flooding.

Once a solution is determined, FEMA will consider awarding more than $7.5 million for construction on phase two of the project.