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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Mary Mitros (630) 407-6706

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

DuPage County 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, Jan. 12, 2018. To download the application guide, visit