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.
The Green Infrastructure Grant Program is no longer accepting applications for 2014. For updates on the 2015 application cycle, please email GIGrantProgram@dep.nyc.gov.
DEP hosted four workshops in Manhattan, 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. At this workshop, potential applicants had an opportunity to review project concepts with DEP engineers.
All private properties in combined sewer areas of New York City are eligible to apply for funding. Applicants should use the map below for planning, guidance, and reference purposes only. Applicants must confirm with DEP’s local sewer office that the property is in fact served by combined sewers.
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