Stormwater Management Funding
The Clean Water Act requires all cities to manage stormwater — rain water that runs off of impervious surfaces and often overwhelms water and sewer systems. Poorly managed stormwater runoff leads to flooding and polluted waterways, particularly in older cities with aging water infrastructure and combined stormwater and sewer overflow (CSO) systems. Stormwater is managed through both gray infrastructure, such as underground pipes and tunnels, and green infrastructure, such as rain gardens, bioswales, and other nature-based approaches to reducing water flow.
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This Hub highlights select federal and state funding programs that can be particularly effective at funding parks and green infrastructure in low-income communities. It is not intended to be a comprehensive source of funding opportunities, but a starting point with examples, links to additional information, and case studies.
We invite you to help us make this Hub stronger by sharing your experiences applying for, and implementing programs with these funding sources.