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Incentives

Philadelphia Water Department Grant Programs

  1. Stormwater Management Improvement Program (Standard SMIP)– Provides grants directly to non-residential property owners or tenants who want to construct stormwater retrofit projects. Please note the following eligibility criteria: 

-For combined and separate sewer systems

-Property owner or tenant applies for and receives grant

-No minimum project size

Reference the Standard SMIP subgrant agreement

 

2. Alternative Stormwater Management Improvement Program (Alternative SMIP)– Provides grants directly to non-residential property owners or tenants who want to construct stormwater retrofit projects. Please note the following eligibility criteria: 

-For combined and separate sewer systems

-Third party (ex. community group or non-profit) or stormwater management vendor applies for and receives grant

-No minimum project size

Reference the Alternative SMIP subgrant agreement

 

3. Greened Acre Retrofit Program (GARP) Provides grants to contractors, companies, or project aggregators who can build large-scale stormwater retrofit projects across multiple properties. Please note the following eligibility criteria:

-For combined sewer systems only

-Stormwater Management Vendor applies for and manages the grant, if awarded

-Applications must propose projects on multiple properties with different property owners, with a majority of sites served by the combined sewer system

Reference the  GARP subgrant agreement

 

 

PWD Grant Manual for GARP and SMIP

The Stormwater Incentives Grant Manual includes more information on project eligibility, application requirements, and project evaluation criteria.

FAQ on Incentives in Philadelphia addresses key questions relating to eligibility requirements, the application process, and funding. 

 

Find a Stormwater Management Vendor

Vendor List from previous stormwater grant projects

 

Apply

Stormwater Grant Application

 

Submit 

Submit your stormwater grant application here