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Clean Water Construction Grant Program - Stormwater Green Infrastructure Projects

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Stormwater Green Infrastructure Projects include techniques and plantings used to reduce stormwater runoff through groundwater infiltration, evapotranspiration and rainwater harvesting; and projects designed to protect, restore, or construct stream and wetland ecosystems.

Project examplesBroad Branch Stream Daylighting Pre- and Post-construction

  • Green alleys and streets
  • Permeable pavement
  • Bioretention
  • Green roofs
  • Cisterns for  harvesting and reuse of stormwater
  • Street tree/urban forestry/tree box expansion
  • Downspout disconnection
  • Wetland restoration
  • Stream restoration and daylighting
  • Sustainable landscaping and site design
  • Other practices that mimic natural hydrology to provide a water quality benefit

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • Project must reduce stormwater runoff, improve water quality, and/or enhance habitats which protect or improve water quality
  • Projects must be voluntary
  • Project site is publicly-owned and located in the District;
  • Application includes proof of permission from property owner
  • Project must include a construction phase; however, funds can also be used for planning, survey, design, permitting, project-related outreach, and educational signage
  • Project must be completed within a three-year time period or broken into phases that can each be completed within a three-year time period
  • Application must include a feasible post-construction maintenance plan
  • Application must identify the planned source and amount of non-federal matching funds to be used for the project
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