The Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant 2023 Cycle is closed and awards will be announced in April. Please check back for updates and information about our 2024 Cycle opening in the Fall.
These grants are for community-based public improvement projects that help manage stormwater using green infrastructure.
SFPUC partners with the Community Challenge Grant Program to offer grants for community-based projects which help manage stormwater using green infrastructure.
The grants support the planning, design, and construction of green stormwater management facilities. Projects can harvest and use rainwater, remove impervious surfaces and replace with native plantings and permeable materials, or implement rain gardens to help manage stormwater onsite. In addition to managing stormwater, projects beautify neighborhoods, provide nature based recreational spaces, and educate residents about the city’s water and wastewater systems.
Who is eligible?
Groups applying for the grant must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or identify a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization to serve as their fiscal sponsor to be awarded a grant. The grant contractor must be an approved and compliant City supplier. For more information on becoming a supplier, please visit https://sfcitypartner.sfgov.org.
|Funds awarded at two levels||Medium Projects||Large Projects|
|Award Size||$15,000 - $75,000||$75,001 - $150,000|
|Project Duration||9 - 12 months||12 - 18 months|
|Match Requirements||35% match||25% match|
Watershed Stewardship Grant Project will:
- Implement green stormwater infrastructure such as rainwater harvesting cisterns, bioretention planters, permeable pavement, etc. AND/OR
- Remove impervious surfaces and replace with pervious surfaces such as drought tolerant native plantings.
- Be publicly visible and/or accessible and involve the community in the planning and implementation of the project.
If you have any questions about the Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant program, reach out to the grant administrator, Kelly Teter, at firstname.lastname@example.org