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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 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

DEP will host four workshops in 2016 to explain the eligibility requirements of the program and guide users through the online application.

Green Infrastructure Grant Workshop Dates for 2016
January 27th, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
May 25th, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
September 21st, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
December 7th, 2016 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

Location: Civic Hall, 156 5th Ave, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10010.

Please click and follow this link to register for the May 25th, 2016 workshop:

For more help or information please email, 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 2015 workshops:

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.

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

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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