Grant Program for Private Property Owners
The New York City Department of Environmental Protection offers a grant program for private property owners in combined sewer areas of New York City. The minimum requirement is to manage 1” of stormwater runoff from the contributing impervious area. If selected, DEP will provide funds for the design and construction of the green infrastructure system. Eligible projects include blue roofs, rain gardens, green roofs, porous pavement and rainwater harvesting on private property in combined sewer areas.
Applications for the 2013 Green Infrastructure Grant Program are now closed. For more information regarding the Green Infrastructure Grant Program please email GIGrantProgram@dep.nyc.gov
Green Infrastructure Grant Workshops
In 2012 DEP hosted three grant workshops in Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx to explain the eligibility requirements of the program and guide users through the online application. A fourth technical workshop was held at DEP to provide extra support in completing the stormwater calculations template.
The presentations that were delivered can be found here:
Green Infrastructure Grant Program Reference Map
The map provided can be used for general planning and guidance purposes to determine if your site is within a combined sewer area.
For project descriptions from past winners read the 2011, 2012, and 2013 press releases:
Three Green Infrastructure Grant Winners have completed construction.