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Polluted Runoff: Nonpoint Source (NPS) Pollution

Using Low Impact Development and Green Infrastructure to Get Benefits From FEMA Programs

EPA promotes the use of Low Impact Development (LID) and Green Infrastructure (GI) as a cost-effective and resilient approach to stormwater management. LID/GI provides many community benefits including cleaner water, wildlife habitat, enhanced aesthetics, and can be designed to supplement localized or watershed flood protection. LID/GI projects that reduce flood losses to properties insured under the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) may be eligible for grant funding through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). In addition, LID/GI projects may allow a community to claim points toward flood inusrance discounts.

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