You can build a Stormwater Retention Credit (SRC)-generating business to make money with green infrastructure (GI) projects. Through the SRC Aggregator Startup Grant Program, the Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE) is providing funds to support SRC-generating businesses as they evaluate sites for the feasibility of GI retrofits. Grant funds can be used to support technical and outreach work to identify and aggregate SRCs from GI projects in the Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4), typically across multiple sites. Through the technical and outreach work funded by an SRC Aggregator Startup Grant, you can identify a pool of projects that will be good candidates to generate SRCs and to participate in the SRC Price Lock Program.
Grants are only available for projects where important aspects of GI siting, retrofit feasibility, and/or cost effectiveness are not currently known. DOEE expects that projects that evaluate numerous opportunities on multiple sites will be more cost-effective. However, projects may include evaluation of sites within a single large property, such as institutional campuses or other large properties.
DOEE expects that the SRC Aggregator Startup Grant Program will make it easier to generate SRCs on land owned by non-profits, such as churches, cemeteries, schools, and similar institutions. DOEE will prioritize funding for these projects.
DOEE is currently accepting applications for the SRC Aggregator Startup Grant program, with individual grants of up to $75,000 each.
Submit your application online through the Stormwater Database. Applications will be reviewed as they are received as long as funding is available. Eligibility requirements and steps for participation are available in the program guide below.