Any resident, non-profit, school, business, or public agency within CRWD’s boundaries is encouraged to apply.
Eligible projects may include:
- Feasibility studies that identify, evaluate, and prioritize opportunities to reduce stormwater pollution or otherwise benefit our water resources.
- Professional design of cost-effective or innovative stormwater projects.
Projects must be located within CRWD and must include identification of public educational opportunities.
Grant Award Match Requirements
CRWD’s Planning 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%
Average Planning Grant awards range from $10,000 – $20,000, but there is no set maximum or minimum grant award.
Planning Grant projects must be completed by the date identified in the grant agreement, typically one year after the grant is awarded.
Applications are accepted year-round.
View the Planning Grant Guidelines and Policies PDF, linked below, for more information on program qualifications, match requirements, grantee responsibilities, and evaluation criteria.