In addition, the OPW provides funding to Local Authorities under the Minor Flood Mitigation Works and Coastal Protection Scheme to undertake minor flood mitigation works or studies, costing up to €750,000 each to address localised flooding and coastal protection problems within their administrative areas. This scheme is a valuable source of funding for local authorities to address local flooding issues. Since 2009, 643 projects have been completed under the Scheme, at a cost of €43.4 million. These projects are providing protection to over 7,600 properties from localised flood risk. Two-thirds of these projects are outside of the CFRAM study areas.