GI Partnership Project
Supporting "Grey" with "Green"
The MMSD is looking to reduce the risk of basement back-ups, flooding, and combined sewer overflows, and improve water quality by providing partnership funding to implement natural stormwater management practices that capture, store, or filter rainwater. The 2013 MMSD Green Infrastructure Partnership Program is offering up to a 50% cost reimbursement for eligible GI expenses for chosen applicants. These projects will provide the District with information related to GI effectiveness, costs, maintenance and help to meet future stormwater capture goals.
What types of projects should apply?
MMSD is looking for green infrastructure projects that can help to store, convey and use rainwater in more natural ways. It is not intended to replace grey infrastructure like sewer pipes, but rather add needed capacity during times of rain. Specifically, MMSD is looking to practices such as porous pavement, bioswales, cisterns, and more, to capture, store and infiltrate stormwater. Innovative use of green infrastructure is encouraged.
Who can apply?
Applications from vendors will not be accepted.
- Public/government agencies
- Private property owners
- Non-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
How do I apply?
Read through the program notice and fill out the application. The application period will begin on January 30, 2013 and will close on March 15, 2013 at 1:00 PM CST.
Awardees will be notified by April 15, 2013.
Where can I find more information on the program?
Check out the notice and application below for more information on the program.
What can I be reimbursed for?
The partnership program is a match funding program where chosen projects may receive up to 50% cost reimbursement on eligible GI expenses. No payments will be made until projects are completed. Additionally, public bidding requirements may apply. Eligible expenses include:
Please note that green roofs are not eligible for funding through this program; please see the Regional Green Roof Initiative page.
- Construction costs
- Education and outreach materials
Draft Regional Green Infrastructure Plan