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Grant Program for Private Property Owners

The online application for the Green Infrastructure Grant Program is now open. To access, please click here.

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

To view the online application including eligibility and application requirements, please click here.


Grant Workshops

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.


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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Please click here to access frequently asked questions. For legal or project specific questions email gigrantprogram@dep.nyc.gov.

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


Completed Projects

View project profiles for more information on previous winners.

Project Profiles

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