Storm Water Grant Program
The Storm Water Grant Program uses a portion of the Storm Water Utility Fees to assist with storm water management on private property. These funds may be granted to property owners to prevent or repair storm water related damage and to improve drainage.
Examples of eligible projects include:
- Measures to prevent erosion.
- Expense for a contractor to place bank reinforcement.
- Installation of a drain tile to dry a wet backyard.
- Silt removal from storm water detention areas. For detention areas to be eligible, the improvements must return the area to the original detention volume.
The program does not include the removal of sump pumps connected to the sanitary sewer or items related to sump pumps. The grant cannot be used for aesthetic improvements only. It does not cover work inside the home.
Please note that the Grant must be approved and awarded prior to construction work commencing. Grants will not be awarded for work that has already been started or completed.
The 2020 Storm Water Grant Program will open on February 3rd, 2020. You may still apply now for the 2019 Grant Program. There is no deadline for your application; we will continue to accept applications until all grant funding is awarded. Grants from the 2019 Program must be completed by the end of 2020. Grants from the 2020 Program must be completed by the end of 2021.
Please review the grant guidelines carefully. The application can be submitted electronically by filling out the form below and submitting to email@example.com.
- 2019 Storm Water Grant Program Guidelines
- 2019 Storm Water Grant Fillable Form
- 2020 Storm Water Grant Program Guidelines
- 2020 Storm Water Grant Fillable Form
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Contact List of potential companies that do storm water and soil quality restoration (SQR) work.
Iowa Storm Water Education Program: http://www.iowastormwater.org/
Polk County SWCD: http://www.polk-swcd.org/
Iowa Department of Natural Resources: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water-Quality/Watershed-Improvement
Iowa Storm Water Management Manual: https://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water-Quality/NPDES-Storm-Water/Storm-Water-Manual
Iowa Department of Agriculture – Urban Conservation Program: http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/FieldServices/urbanConservation.asp
United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/