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MPC offering short-term grant writing assistance for Section 319 and Green Infrastructure applicatio

The Metropolitan Planning Council is offering pro bono grant writing assistance to capacity-constrained communities wishing to apply for either of two State of Illinois funding programs:

  1. The Section 319(h) Nonpoint Source Pollution Control Financial Assistance Program supports projects that reduce loadings of pollutants such as suspended solids, phosphorus, or road salts. Projects which intercept runoff and reduce stormwater volumes can be eligible if they also trap pollutants. Application due: August 3

  2. The Green Infrastructure Grant Opportunities (GIGO) Program funds projects to construct green stormwater infrastructure, such as bioswales, permeable alleys, permeable parking lots, detention or infiltration basins, and more. Applications due: August 21

MPC’s focus is on supporting projects and capacity-constrained communities located in the Little Calumet, Cal-Sag Channel, Lowers Des Plaines and Poplar Creek watersheds. MPC will also consider communities outside of these geographies depending on demonstrated capacity-based need and our internal capacity.

If you are interested in discussing this further, please contact us by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, July 13 at or (312) 863-6033.

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