EPA and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) recently announced a new $4 million EPA-funded initiative providing financial and technical assistance to local governments needing to reduce water pollution to help restore the Chesapeake Bay.
As local governments work to implement the Chesapeake Bay TMDL, the Local Government Green Infrastructure Initiative will support them by making grants available of up to $750,000. The grants will be administered by NFWF through the Chesapeake Bay Stewardship Fund and competitively awarded to local governments to design and implement projects demonstrating the integration of green infrastructure into existing programs to meet community needs and improve local waterways and the Bay.
Grants will be awarded for green infrastructure initiatives such as capital improvements, road maintenance programs, flood plain management, and other projects that produce measurable water quality improvements in local rivers and streams, and ultimately the Bay.
In addition to grant awards, local governments are eligible to receive technical assistance for specific challenges they identify as barriers to improving water quality, including financing assistance, project design and implementation, and stormwater and land use management.
INFO: Contact EPA’s David Sternberg at 215-814-5548.