April 3, 2024

Kentucky Division of Water Green Infrastructure Grants

The Kentucky Division of Water’s Green Infrastructure Grants help rural and disadvantaged communities address stormwater issues through the Energy and Environment Cabinet’s Green Infrastructure Assistance Program (GIAP). The program funds projects that use green infrastructure and nature-based solutions to handle stormwater problems. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides the funds through its Sewer Overflow and Stormwater Reuse Municipal Grant.

The GIAP will fund green infrastructure planning, design, and construction projects in eligible communities. While all municipal entities may apply, communities that qualify as rural or disadvantaged will receive priority in project ranking. Rural communities are those with a population of less than 10,000 people.

Disadvantaged communities are defined using Kentucky’s annual Intended Use Plans and indices in the Climate and Economic Justice Screening Tool (CEJST) or the Environmental Justice Screening Tool (EJ Screen). Communities that do not meet definitions for rural or disadvantaged are required to provide 20% matching funds.

Letters of intent to apply are optional but highly recommended and are due May 1, 2024. Project application forms must be submitted by June 30, 2024. Division of Water staff will review and rank the project applications according to eligibility and priority criteria.

Visit the grant funding program page to determine if your project is eligible and obtain the letter of intent form and other supporting documents.

For more information, contact Dale Booth or call 502.782.6895.