$6 Million GRANTS for Homeowners-Green Infrastructure Projects

Today, the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced
that $6 million in grant funding is available for green infrastructure projects
such as rain gardens, green roofs, and porous pavement that manage stormwater
runoff from private property.   Private property owners in the combined sewer
areas of all five boroughs of New York City are eligible to apply.   This year,
for the first time, DEP will accept applications in both the spring and the
fall, and applicants will have the opportunity to review conceptual ideas with
DEP engineers prior to submitting their application.  More information on the
program and the online application can be found on DEP’s website.
<http://www.nyc.gov/html/dep/html/stormwater/nyc_green_infrastructure_grant_program.shtml>  
The spring due date is May 6, 2014.

DEP will host three workshops to explain the eligibility requirements and guide
users through the application.  A fourth workshop will be held at DEP
headquarters in April to provide technical support for the applicants.

Borough

Date/Time

Location

Manhattan

March 19, 2014
6:00-7:30PM

New School University Center – Tishman Auditorium
63 5th Avenue

Brooklyn

March 27, 2014
6:30-8:00PM

St. Francis College – Callahan Room
180 Remsen Street

Bronx

April 3, 2014
6:00 – 7:30PM

Hostos Community College – Room C-391
500 Grand Concourse

Queens

April 9, 2014
1:00-5:00PM

NYC Department of Environmental Protection – Cafeteria
59-17 Junction Boulevard
*General workshop; technical workshop on stormwater calculations template; and
open “office hours” with DEP engineers. Participants should be prepared with
site connection information, impervious area, photos of the site, any
renderings, drawings or plans and any other preliminary documents.

Thank you,
Office of Green Infrastructure
NYC Department of Environmental Protection