Tuesday, July 28, 2009


The City of Indianapolis' Office of Sustainability and United Water today announced that applications for the Green Infrastructure Grant Program are available beginning July 27 through October 1, 2009 at www.sustainindy.org.

The Green Infrastructure Grant Program, funded by United Water, provides $100,000 per year through 2011 to local organizations working to implement environmentally friendly practices. Recipients are selected based on the viability of the project as a whole, plus the organization's capacity to ensure completion, to "seed" experience in the community for similar projects, to link sustainable principles to economic development and efficiency gains, and to act as an incubator by offering technical assistance to others in the community interested in implementing similar projects.

"Green Infrastructure is an important part of improving water quality in our city," said Office of Sustainability Director, Kären Haley. "These grants allow organizations in Marion County to implement projects that creatively address water quality issues."

The maximum grant awarded is $20,000 which requires a 20 percent matching contribution from the receiving organization. Examples of Green Infrastructure include rain gardens, rain barrels, green roofs and porous pavement. More information about green infrastructure is available at http://www.sustainindy.org/green-infrastructure.cfm

Recipients of the 2008 grants were: American Society of Civil Engineers, Binford Redevelopment Area and Growth (BRAG), Cottage Home Neighborhood Association, Southeast Neighborhood Development (SEND), and Keep Indianapolis Beautiful, Inc. (KIB).

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