Each year, the City of Indianapolis' Office of Sustainability and United Water collaborate on the Green Infrastructure Grant Program to promote green infrastructure construction, such as green roofs, porous pavement and rain gardens. The primary goal of green infrastructure is to capture storm water where it falls so that it can be cleaned, infiltrated into the soil and slowly released into rivers and streams.
In 2010, $100,000 in funding was granted to organizations who utilize green infrastructure projects designed to improve water quality and reduce storm water runoff. Non-profit organizations committed to efforts in sustainable development within Marion County can apply for up to $20,000 per organization with 20 percent matching funds required. Some For-Profit entities are eligible with proper approval.
Find out more information from our partner about the Green Infrastructure Grant Program.
2011 Green Infrastructure Grant Application