PWD’s Green Acre Retrofit Program (GARP)
Posted on: June 30, 2014
PWD’s newest business assistance grant program encourages stormwater project aggregation.
GARP provides grant assistance to companies or contractors for stormwater projects on non-residential properties with a total project size of over 10 acres or larger located in Philadelphia’s combined sewer area. Currently, PWD is seeking applicants who are companies or project aggregators that can assemble large areas, often over multiple properties, for stormwater management projects. Properties undergoing redevelopment are not eligible for GARP funding. GARP applications will be evaluated by PWD staff based on a variety of criteria including total area managed, cost to PWD, quality of long-term maintenance plan and availability of matching funds. Applications can be submitted electronically to PIDC at any time and selected grantees will be issued a decision at the close of each fiscal quarter.
For more information, visit: www.phila.gov/swgrant