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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Mary Mitros 630-407-6706

Monday, December 21, 2015

DuPage County Stormwater Management Still 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 17th year, the Water Quality Improvement Grant Program awards funding for projects exhibiting a regional water quality benefit, including restoration and green infrastructure projects.

“Throughout the years, we have seen a huge jump in interest surrounding this program,” said Stormwater Management Planning Committee Chairman Jim Zay. “This past year, DuPage County received requests for 16 projects, and we were able to award grants for projects totaling more than $1.3 million.”

Organizations and individuals may apply for funding 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 rain gardens.

“Local communities, organizations and individuals use these funds as leverage for what has turned into millions of dollars spent over the years on projects providing water quality and flood control benefits to our local communities,” added Zay. 

The deadline for submissions is Friday, Jan. 8. For more information or an application, please visit www.dupageco.org/EDP/Stormwater_Management/Water_Quality/1312/.