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Grant opportunity: MWRD Green Infrastructure Partnership Opportunity Program

The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) is accepting project applications for partnership funding opportunities. MWRD seeks to partner with local municipalities and public agencies to install green infrastructure (GI) throughout Cook County. Submitted applications will be evaluated based on the engineering effectiveness of the GI practices amongst several other criteria. Responsibilities of selected applicants will be defined through an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the MWRD. The submission deadline for the application is August 30, 2020 at 11:59 p.m. Late or partial applications will not be accepted. Read more.

The MWRD’s goals for the Green Infrastructure Partnership Opportunity Program are:

  1. Build GI to reduce stormwater flows to local sewer systems and prevent combined sewer overflows;

  2. Use GI to address local flooding and draining problems;

  3. Promote GI as a complimentary way to manage stormwater with natural systems;

  4. Aesthetically enhance public areas and increase a community’s “green space”; and

  5. Provide improvements in water quality.

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