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Green Infrastructure Partnership Program 2020

01/13/20 10:20:am

Funding Available for Natural Solutions to Water Pollution

Starting January 13th, 2020 the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District invites public, private, and not-for-profit organizations within eligible municipalities, to install Green Infrastructure strategies on their property and apply for partnership funding from the 2020 Green Infrastructure Partnership Program (GIPP).  


What is the Green Infrastructure Partnership Program (GIPP)?

The program offers incentive funding on a per-gallon-captured, reimbursement basis for green infrastructure strategies designed to capture and clean water where it falls. Applications are scored based on an established set of criteria focused on the applicant’s ability and commitment to implement, maintain, and promote their project. MMSD is seeking partners that will foster the acceptance and implementation of green infrastructure as a viable means of managing water where it falls.

Why Should I Apply For GIPP?

By installing green infrastructure on your property, you can play an important role in protecting our local waters while enabling your organization to become more green and sustainable. Helping capture stormwater on your property helps prevent excess water from entering our sewers which contributes to sewer overflows and basement backups.  

  • Porous Pavement

    Porous Pavement

  • Bioswale


  • Cistern


  • Green Roof

    Green Roof

  • Native Landscaping

    Native Landscaping

How Do I Apply for GIPP Funding?

  • Applications must be submitted by property owners or developers.
  • Applications will be accepted until 10 AM CST on March 10, 2020.
  • Applicants are encouraged to attend a pre-application meeting on Monday, January 27, 2020, at 2 PM at MMSD Headquarters, 260 West Seeboth Street, Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53204.
  • The Request for Application is located on The District’s Bonfire Procurement Portal website at
  • Proposals are to be submitted online at this project, the District will only accept electronic applications submitted online through Bonfire.

All inquiries regarding the Green Infrastructure Partnership Program should be directed via email to Tykesha White, Procurement Specialist,

Poblocki Paving saves money on water and protects the environment by harvesting rainwater in cisterns under their parking lot.

They capture and store 350,000 gallons of water at just one of its properties in the Milwaukee area.

Who Can Apply For GIPP?

Public, Private and Not-For-Profit Organizations Within:

Bayside; Brown Deer; Cudahy; Fox Point; Franklin; Glendale; Greendale; Greenfield; Hales Corners; Milwaukee; Muskego; Oak Creek; River Hills; Saint Francis; Shorewood; Wauwatosa; West Allis; West Milwaukee; and Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin

What Type of Green Infrastructure Projects Does GIPP Funding Include?

MMSD's Green Infrastructure Vision

Green infrastructure projects are consistent with MMSD's 2035 Vision and Strategic Objectives and our long-range goal to eliminate sewer overflows, improve water quality, and incorporate an overall triple-bottom-line sustainable approach to operations.  Projects funded through the GIPP support implementation of the District’s Regional Green Infrastructure Plan (RGIP) (2013)Urban Biodiversity Plan (2018), and the Resilience Plan (2019)

MMSD's interest in green infrastructure is to increase the implementation of innovative approaches to wet weather management that is cost-effective, sustainable, and environmentally friendly. Green infrastructure management approaches and technologies infiltrate, capture, and reuse stormwater to maintain, restore, or mimic nature by draining it into the ground to reduce water pollution.

Projects should seek to demonstrate a connection or relationship to the purpose and function of other MMSD watercourse flood management, and green infrastructure work.