DuPage County seeks grant proposals for water-improvement projects
DuPage County Stormwater Management currently is seeking grant proposals for projects aimed at improving and preserving the community's streams and rivers, as well as managing stormwater flows in and around them.
The county’s Water Quality Improvement Grant Program has awarded funds since 1998 for projects that benefit water quality in the region, including various types of restoration and green infrastructure development projects.
“Throughout the years, we have seen a huge jump in interest surrounding this program,” Jim Zay, chairman of the Stormwater Management Planning Committee, said. “This past year, DuPage County received requests for 16 projects, and we were able to award grants for projects totaling more than $1.3 million.”
Eligible individuals and organizations can apply for funds to cover up to 25 percent of costs tied to maintenance and construction on projects that aim to improve water quality. Over the past several years, DuPage County has provided grants for over 50 qualified projects, including the construction of permeable paver parking lots, rain gardens and green roofs.
“Local communities, organizations and individuals use these funds as leverage for what has turned into millions of dollars spent over the years on projects providing water-quality and flood-control benefits to our local communities,” Zay said.
Grant applications must be submitted by Friday, Jan. 8, 2016. For more information or an application, please visit www.dupageco.org/EDP/Stormwater_Management/Water_Quality/1312.
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