Stormwater Management Accepting Applications for Water Quality Grant
DuPage County Stormwater Management is currently accepting grant proposals
for projects aimed at improving the quality of the County’s streams and rivers.
In its 19th year, the Water Quality Improvement Program grant awards
funding for projects exhibiting a regional water quality benefit, including restoration
and green infrastructure projects.
“This has become an integral program in DuPage County,” said DuPage County
Stormwater Management Committee Chairman Jim Zay. “Communities often use these
funds as leverage for State and Federal grants. When we’re able to bring in outside
funds for improvements in DuPage, that really benefits everyone.”
Under the program, organizations and
individuals may apply for reimbursement of up to 25 percent of construction and
maintenance costs for portions of projects that improve water quality. DuPage County
has awarded more than 50 grants in the past to projects such as permeable paver
parking lots, green roofs and native vegetation.
“The amount and scope of projects over the
years never ceases to amaze me,” added Zay. “Not only are these projects improving
water quality and reducing localized flooding, they’re also enhancing community
aesthetics, boosting the economy and providing health benefits in some cases.”
Municipalities, non-profits, businesses and homeowners associations are
among entities eligible to apply. The application deadline is Friday, January
12, 2018. To download the application guide, visit www.dupageco.org/EDP/Stormwater_Management/Water_Quality/1312/.
Date Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2017