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Funding Opportunities

Philadelphia Water Department Grants

  • Stormwater Management Improvement Program (SMIP)– Provides grants directly to non-residential property owners who want to construct stormwater retrofit projects. For eligible properties with combined or separate sewer systems.
  • Greened Acre Retrofit Program (GARP) Provides grants to contractors, companies, or project aggregators who can build large-scale stormwater retrofit projects across multiple properties. For eligible properties with combined sewer systems only


PA Department of Environmental Protection Watershed Grants– Includes a searchable database for watershed grants.

Growing Greener – PA DEP’s Growing Greener Program invests state funds to address critical environmental concerns in Pennsylvania.  

Soak it Up– Provides grants to civic groups to help maintain the beauty and functionality of green stormwater infrastructure

Chesapeake Bay G3 Grant Program– Communities in Maryland and the Delaware, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia, and DC sections of the Chesapeake Bay watershed are eligible. Local governments and non-profit entities are available to apply. This program is open to local governments such as municipalities, non-profit organizations, neighborhood/community associations, and other non-profit entities.  The scope of the grants include green stormwater infrastructure projects, such as green streets, within the context of a current or ultimate strategy in which “green” components are added to retrofit projects as a matter of standard practice.  The program is intended to support and foster market incentives for green infrastructure by building local and county-level capacity to implement innovative, cost-effective projects.


Additional Resources on Financing Opportunities & Models

Paying for Green Infrastructure – Environmental Protection Agency