Any resident, non-profit, school, business, and public agency within CRWD’s boundaries is encouraged to apply.
Stormwater best management practices (BMPs) include:
- rain gardens
- water harvesting and reuse systems
- shoreline restoration
- permeable pavement
- green roofs
Clean Water Projects demonstrating innovative design concepts that may provide less water quality benefit but provide other substantial community benefits must contact the CRWD Stormwater BMP Specialist for additional application and program requirements.
Grant Award Match Requirements
CRWD’s Clean Water Project Grants have minimum funding match requirements.
- Residential, public agencies and non-profits: match requirement of 5%
- Businesses and other for-profit organizations: match requirement of 25%
Focus Area Grant Awards
CRWD is working to increase grant projects throughout the District with an emphasis on expansion in the Saint Anthony Hill, Trout Brook, and Phalen Creek subwatersheds. Those subwatersheds are a focus area because they have fewer grant projects than other portions of the District and they overlap with communities of historically underrepresented groups, including people of color, immigrants, younger generations, and those living in poverty. CRWD has adjusted funding match requirements for the focus area to reduce barriers to participation and increase grant projects. Check the Focus Area Map to see if you qualify.
- Residential: no match requirement
- Public agencies and non-profits: match requirement of 5%
- Businesses and other for-profit organizations: match requirement of 10%
Clean Water Project Grant awards range from $500 – $200,000
Clean Water Project Grants must be completed within two years of the grant agreement signing
Applications are accepted year-round.
Maintenance is important in keeping a clean water project functioning as designed. Grantees agree to maintain their clean water project(s) for the life of the project, often 10 years. CRWD will provide a maintenance plan and will be available to answer questions about the health of the project.
Eligible new Clean Water Projects will automatically be enrolled in the Maintenance Grant program. No action is needed from the grantee. Visit the Clean Water Maintenance Grants page for more information.
View the grant guidelines and policies linked below for more information on program qualifications, match requirements, grantee responsibilities, an estimated project timeline, and maintenance requirements.