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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.

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

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The next grant workshop will be scheduled in fall 2015. Check back here for updates. To request a workshop or to discuss project ideas with DEP engineers, please email

Applicant Resources

Reference Map

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.

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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