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Grant Program for Private Property Owners

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The New York City Department of Environmental Protection offers a grant program for private property owners in 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 New York City. Grant funding cannot be used to meet any regulatory requirements a property is subject to.


Online Application

The Green Infrastructure Grant Program is now OPEN. Click here to visit the online application and create a username and password for access.


Grant Workshops

DEP will host four workshops in 2017 to explain the eligibility requirements of the program and guide users through the online application. Workshops will be held at Civic Hall located at 118 West 22nd Street, 12th floor, unless otherwise noted in the event registration form.

Green Infrastructure Grant Workshop Dates for 2017
March 16th 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

June 14th

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

September 13th

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

December 13th

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

For more help or information please email gigrantprogram@dep.nyc.gov, including to:

  • Be added to the listserv to receive updated workshop information
  • Schedule a pre-application meeting with DEP engineers to discuss project proposal specifics
  • Discuss hosting a workshop for a group of 10 or more people.

To view the presentation for the past 2016 workshops:


Applicant Resources

Reference Map

All non City-owned properties are eligible to apply for funding, but applicants must confirm whether the property is served by combined sewers, separate sewers, or direct drainage. Applicants should use the map below for planning, guidance, and reference purposes only.

Legal Agreement and Restrictive Covenant

Before submitting a grant application, DEP encourages potential grantees to review the Legal Agreement and Restrictive Covenant that are required to participate. Questions, please email gigrantprogram@dep.nyc.gov.

Previous Winners

For project descriptions from past winners read the 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 press releases:


Completed Projects

View project profiles for more information on previous winners.

Project Profiles

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