Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant Program

Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant Program annouced

Dear Stormwater Enthusiast,
We are pleased to announce the schedule for our Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant Program, spring 2011 cycle!
The SFPUC’s Urban Watershed Management Program has partnered with the City’s Community Challenge Grant Program to offer grants for community-based projects which help manage the city’s stormwater using green infrastructure. The grants are based on the idea that small actions by San Francisco community members can add up to large benefits for San Francisco’s watersheds and sewer infrastructure.
The grants support the planning, construction and maintenance of low impact design (LID) based stormwater management facilities. Projects harvest rainwater, remove impervious surfaces, or implement other green infrastructure like bioswales and rain gardens. In addition to managing stormwater, projects beautify neighborhoods, provide recreational opportunities, and educate residents about the city’s water and wastewater systems.
Critical dates for the Spring 2011 grant cycle are listed below:
Grant Cycle Opens: Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Grant Application Deadline: Wednesday, April 6, 2011
Note that the updated guidelines and application for the Spring 2011 grant cycle will not be posted until the cycle officially opens on March 9th.  However, you can view the guidelines from previous cycles here: http://www.sfgsa.org/index.aspx?page=4264
You can view a list of previously funded projects here: http://sfwater.org/detail.cfm/MC_ID/14/MSC_ID/361/C_ID/5239/ListID/1
The Community Challenge Grant Program and the SFPUC will also be holding a Grant Application Workshop to describe the programs and answer questions on Tuesday, March 15th from 5:30-6:30pm:
CCG Grant Application Workshop
Tuesday, March 15th from 5:30 – 6:30pm
City Hall, Room 370
If you have additional questions about the Watershed Stewardship Grant Program, please contact Rachel Kraai at rkraai@sfwater.org
Please spread the news about this funding opportunity far and wide!

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