Great Lakes Shoreline Cities Green Infrastructure Grants
EPA has invited the 22 largest U.S. Great Lakes shoreline cities to apply for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) funding for green infrastructure projects that will improve Great Lakes water quality.
These GLRI grants will be used for green infrastructure projects to reduce urban runoff and sewer overflows that foul beaches and impair Great Lakes water quality.
Up to $8.5 million is available to U.S. Great Lakes shoreline cities in the following amounts:
|Population greater than 500,000||Up to $1,000,000|
|Population from 100,0000 - 499,999||Up to $500,000|
|Population from 50,000 - 99,999||Up to $250,000|
Eligible cities can use the grants to cover up to 50 percent of the cost of:
- rain gardens
- green roofs
- porous pavement
- constructed wetlands
- stormwater tree trenches
- and other green infrastructure measures installed on public property.
EPA encourages cities to work with non-governmental organizations and private sector partners on these projects.
Applications due: Sept. 15, 2013
Grants will be awarded to eligible Great Lakes shoreline cities on a “first-come, first awarded” basis – until funding runs out.
- Application instructions (PDF) (3 pp, 114K) July 26, 2013
- News release: EPA Offers $8.5 Million to U.S. Great Lakes Shoreline Cities for Green Infrastructure Projects — July 26, 2013