May 16, 2024

Green Infrastructure Grants – LOI May 1/Applications June 30

The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Green Infrastructure Assistance Program (GIAP) is seeking to fund projects that help rural and disadvantaged communities address stormwater issues using green infrastructure and nature-based solutions. Funds are provided through the EPA’s Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant (OSG).

The Green Infrastructure Assistance Program will provide funding for green infrastructure planning, design, and construction projects to eligible communities. While all municipal entities may apply, communities that qualify as rural or disadvantaged will receive priority in project ranking. Rural communities are those with a population of less than 10,000 people.

Disadvantaged communities are defined using Kentucky’s annual Intended Use Plans and indices in the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST), or the Environmental Justice Screening Tool (EJ Screen). Communities that do not meet definitions for rural or disadvantaged are required to provide 20% matching funds.

Letters of intent to apply are optional but highly recommended and are due May 1, 2024. Project application forms must be submitted no later than June 30, 2024. Division of Water staff will review the project applications and rank them according to eligibility and priority criteria.

To determine if your project is eligible and to obtain the letter of intent form and other supporting documents, please visit the grant funding program page.

For more information, contact Dale Booth or call 502.782.6895.

More Information