Workshops for the Green Infrastructure Grant

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Eileen Stukane, David Puchkoff and their daughter, Masha, created a porch and a miniature meadow on top of their West Village apartment building.
(Photo Credit – Jon Lei for NY Times)

Are you a private property owner interested in building your own roof top garden, or helping the city in its efforts to keep our city cleaner and greener? The New York City Department of Environmental Protection offers a grant program for private property owners to do just this. Selected applicants will be provided with funds for the design and construction of a green infrastructure system, which includes either blue roofs, rain gardens, green roofs, porous pavement and rainwater harvesting on private property in combined sewer areas. All private properties in combined sewer areas of New York City are eligible to apply for funding. Applicants must confirm with DEP’s local sewer office that the property is in fact served by combined sewers, and use this map for planning, guidance, and reference purposes.

(Photo Credit – Jon Lei for NY Times)

The DEP will be hosting three upcoming workshops in Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Queens to help potential applicants understand eligibility requirements as well as guide users through the online application. (A prior workshop was held in Manhattan.)

The third workshop, held in Queens, will be a technical workshop to be held at DEP offices. This workshop will provide extra support in completing the stormwater calculations template, as well as give applicants the opportunity to review project concepts with DEP engineers.

March 27th
6:30pm – 8:00pm
St. Francis College – Callahan Room
180 Remsen Street

April 3
Hostos Community College – C391
500 Grand Concourse

April 9
NYC Department of Environmental Protection – Cafeteria
59-17 Junction Boulevard

To view the online application including eligibility and application requirements, please click here.