SMIP projects are evaluated based on a variety of criteria, including total volume of stormwater managed, cost competitiveness and other environmental and educational benefits. Competitive applications will limit grant requests to $100,000 or less per impervious acre and manage at least the first 1” of runoff. Payments may not exceed the actual cost for the design and installation of the project. Applicants must be the property owner, PWD customer or tenant with permission from the property owner. All recipients will be expected to execute an Economic Opportunity Plan or comply withthe City's Antidiscrimination Policy relating to Minority (MBE), Woman (WBE) and Disabled (DSBE) Owned Business Enterprises. Recipients must also sign an Operations and Maintenance Agreement as part of the subgrant agreement. Once the stormwater project is constructed, recipients will be eligible for credits against their stormwater charge.
GARP funding is available to companies or project aggregators who are able to develop a stormwater management plan on properties that total at least 10 acres in project size located in Philadelphia’s combined sewer service area only. The aggregator will be the direct recipient of funds but must provide agreements or contracts with all participating property owners as part of the grant application. All property owners must execute an Operations and Maintenance Agreement with PWD, and the project aggregator must execute an Economic Opportunity Plan as part of the subgrant agreement. Competitive applications will reduce costs to PWD as much as possible. Once the project is constructed, participating property owners (or customers) will be eligible for credits against their stormwater charges.
Questions about the grant programs can be directed to Erin Williams via email [firstname.lastname@example.org] or by calling 215-685-6070.