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2024 Green Infrastructure Partnership Program

01/10/24 08:22:am
green infrastructure partnership program 2024

Funding Available for Natural Solutions to Water Pollution

Starting January 10th, 2024, we invite public, not-for-profit, and private sector organizations within eligible municipalities to apply for funding from the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) to create new rain gardensbioswalesgreen roofs, and a variety of green infrastructure (GI) practices that help capture and manage rainfall and melting snow.

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    Green Roof

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    Porous Pavement

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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 established 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 Funding?

By installing green infrastructure on your property, you can significantly protect our local waters while enabling your organization to become greener and more sustainable. Helping capture stormwater on your property helps prevent excess water from entering our sewers. Excess water contributes to sewer overflows and sewer water backing up into basements. 

How Do I Apply for GIPP Funding?

Questions? All inquiries regarding the Green Infrastructure Partnership Program should be directed to Nathan Churchill, Procurement Specialist, at

A green roof and a small publicly accessible pocket park that employs a variety of GI types together can manage nearly 24,000 gallons of stormwater on the Downtown Milwaukee Campus. The Oak Creek Campus installed an underground storage system beneath a renovated turf sports field that can manage over 350,000 gallons of stormwater. In addition to managing all that water, the renovation keeps the field in playable condition at a far greater frequency than the old field.

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; 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 in our community align with MMSD's 2035 Vision and Strategic Objectives; our long-range goal is to eliminate sewer overflows, improve water quality, and incorporate a sustainable approach to operations. Projects funded through the GIPP support the MMSD's Regional Green Infrastructure PlanUrban Biodiversity Plan, and Resilience Plan

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 natural processes 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.