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The city invites organizations to apply for the Stormwater Quality Incentive Grant Program

Organizations, businesses, schools, and nonprofits can apply to receive grant funding to build stormwater quality projects.

Fountains spraying water with Rupp Arena in the backdrop.

The grant aims to improve our city’s water quality through bioretention, wetlands, and more. | Photo by @femibranded

Applications for the city’s Division of Water Quality grant program have opened, with the goal to improve LEX’s water quality.

The grants will award businesses, schools, neighborhood associations, and other organizations up to $360,000 for design and construction projects. Feasibility projects, which fund studies of properties to identify areas of opportunity, can receive up to $55,000. Both come with a 20% cost share in cash or via donation.

Examples of projects include:

  • Aeration systems for retention ponds
  • Constructed wetlands
  • Informational workshops
  • Permeable paving installation
  • Rain gardens
  • Rain water harvesting
  • Stream restoration

Interested applications can attend one of two Q+A sessions to get more info. The first is today, June 24 at 6 p.m. and the second is Wednesday, June 26 at 2 p.m.

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