Large rainscaping projects within the Program Area may be eligible for complete reimbursement.

 

As part of MSD Project Clear, MSD’s Consent Decree with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA),  and the Missouri Coalition for the Environment, MSD is committed to spending $100 million in rainscaping investments, with an overall goal of reducing combined sewer overflows to the Mississippi River. MSD seeks to continue to build partnerships with municipalities, local government agencies, schools, community development organizations, and private developers through the Rainscaping Large Scale Grants Program. We hope to engage partners to identify joint opportunities to incorporate rainscaping into ongoing programs and future redevelopment projects.

Projects must be located in the Grant Program Area.  The Rainscaping Large Scale Grant Program is a reimbursement program.  Grantees must have adequate funding available to cover all aspects of their rainscaping project. 

 

PROGRAM CONTACT:   Melantha Norton    314-335-2086     mnorton@stlmsd.com

 

There are TWO WAYS TO APPLY for a Large Scale Grant:

 

>>> ANNUAL CALL FOR APPLICATIONS –  NOW OPEN!

 The Annual Call for Applications is a competitive option for projects to receive reimbursement of costs for eligible rainscaping components, and is only available during a limited window each year.  There is not a set maximum reimbursement rate for this option. However, projects are reviewed for cost effectiveness.

  • The application period is from August 1, 2018 to October 31, 2018.
  • Applications are due to MSD by October 31, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.
  • MSD will notify the applicants of their decision no later than March 1, 2019.
  • Construction must begin prior to March 1, 2020

Interested applicants are encouraged to discuss possible proposals as soon as possible to facilitate good proposals and efficient reviews.

  

>>> DEVELOPMENT REVIEW

This is a non-competitive opportunity for qualifying projects to receive reimbursement of  costs for eligible rainscaping components. This opportunity is available year-round. If you are constructing a project within the Rainscaping area, your stormwater management installations may qualify for a grant through MSD’s Development Review Process.  The current maximum reimbursement rate for the Rainscaping Large Scale Grants – Development Review applications is $180,000/acre of total drainage area managed.

This option is streamlined with MSD’s current Development Review process. Projects with eligible rainscaping features that meet program requirements will be qualified for rainscaping reimbursement, pending available funds. MSD will reimburse for rainscaping features that are voluntarily incorporated on development projects and for rainscaping features incorporated to meet MSD’s stormwater management requirements. MSD must approve the project before funds can be committed and documentation of actual expenditures must be submitted for reimbursement of qualified expenses.

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