Funding Connections

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Keep you connected to funding opportunities that can help your project.  Typically, funding through private and public sources may not be able to be used on residential properties.  Finding financial support to make good projects a reality is an important step in building more green infrastructure and realizing the other benefits it has on communities!

The District manages an annual funding opportunity, the Green Infrastructure Partnership Program.  The application for this program typically opens in January and is a unit cost program.  Stay tuned for updates and access to the application.

Below is a list of fund opportunities that is updated every other month.

If you are a funder and would like your opportunity listed here, please contact us at 414-225-2222.

Funder Timeframe Award Amount Focus Area Specific Requirements Contact Information
Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Opens January 11 closes March 1, 2018 $1,500,000 in available funding. Green infrastructure Projects must be located within the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District Service Area coming soon
Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust Proposals due annually, fall $1,000-$5,000 Water quality, conservation, habitat, education. Must be non-profit, community, or civic group. Must be in one of 5 southeastern Wisconsin watersheds.

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National Coastal Wetlands Conservation Grant Program Proposals due annually early summer $125,000 (there is no specific minimum) to a maximum of $1,000,000 Grants to acquire, restore, and enhance wetlands in coastal states, including all states bordering the Great Lakes. Eligible applicants are any state agency or entity designated as eligible by the Governor of a coastal state. website
RBC Blue Water Project Grants No deadline specified $1,000 to $10,000 The project focuses on supporting initiatives that help protect and preserve water in towns, cities and urbanized areas with populations of more than 10,000 people that focus on: (1) Improved control and management of urban storm or rain water; (2) Efficient and innovative use (or capture and reuse) of water; (3) Protection and restoration of urban waterways; (4) Improved urban water quality. Local or community-based organizations. website
Cornell Douglas Foundation Grants   $10,000 Areas of Interest: Environmental Health & Justice; Land Conservation; Sustainability of Resources; Mountaintop Mining Removal; Visionary Design; Watershed Protection. Its environmental focus includes Animals/Wildlife, Biodiversity, Conservation, Environmental Health, Environmental Justice, Habitats/Ecosystems, Plants, Pollution, Stormwater, Sustainability, Trees/Forests, Water, Watershed.   website
Wells Fargo Clean Technology and Innovation Grants Program   $50,000-$200,000 Sustainable Agriculture and also, Water Quality and Resources, which includes support for “environmental improvements taking place in urban areas such as waterway restoration, storm water management...cleaning up waterways and beach fronts, educational programs that help us understand where our water comes from...Engaging the public and communities about the health of their environment.” Only one-time grants to non-profits.

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Surdna Foundation   $50,000-$1M Supports innovative stormwater run-off practices that capture and slowly release water into existing drains, pipes and sewers, or reuse rain water where it falls... instead of building expensive pipes and sewer tunnels.  

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James E Dutton Foundation   Up to $25,000 Including support for wetland restoration, rain gardens, invasive species removal, various environmental education projects.  

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Graham-Martin Foundation     Rain gardens and native plants. Matching grants.

608.226.2553

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Green Infrastructure Champions Proposals due annually mid summer Up to $20,000 Grants of up to $20,000 USD will support green infrastructure (GI) implementation in U.S. or Canadian municipalities with fewer than 500,000 people. . Eligible projects include GI pilot installations, removing institutional or policy barriers, educational programming, developing partnerships with other agencies, or community GI planning efforts.  

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EPA Section 319 Funding     Polluted runoff nonpoint source pollution  

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Water Infrastructure and Resiliency Finance Center        

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