Capital project grants are designed to support large-scale, innovative stormwater management projects that protect or improve water quality and habitat within the MWMO watershed. The MWMO provides both technical and financial assistance to eligible projects.
Capital project grants are intended for large-scale projects that advance stormwater management technologies and/or attain the MWMO’s high standards for water quality treatment. (Smaller-scale projects may be eligible for a Stewardship Fund Grant.)
Eligible projects include those that are either implemented on public land within an MWMO member community or implemented on private property and able show a demonstrable public benefit. MWMO funds are reserved for project components that are above-and-beyond typical stormwater management. Funds cannot be used to fund project components that are required by a regulating authority.
In addition to water management, the MWMO underscores habitat improvement and restoration projects, as well as those projects specific to riverbank stabilization and erosion control.
How to Apply
Applications for capital project grants are submitted through the Capital Improvement Project Grant Application (DOCX, 5 MB, 5 pages). For the current cycle, applications are due by October 6, 2017. Applicants are encouraged to contact the MWMO as soon as possible to discuss their potential project and ensure sufficient information is available for completing the application. Technical guidance on eligible projects is available year-round.