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FUNDING PROGRAMS

2020 Green Infrastructure Partnership Program

Funding Available for Natural Solutions to Water Pollution

Every year, MMSD invites public, private, and not-for-profit organizations that plan to install Green Infrastructure (GI) strategies on their property within eligible municipalities, to submit applications for partnership funding through our Green Infrastructure Partnership Program. 

Starting January 13, 2020, we invite organizations to apply for funding from MMSD to create new rain gardens, bioswales, green roofs and a variety of techniques that help capture and harness rain and melting snow.

WHAT IS THE GREEN INFRASTRUCTURE PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM?

The program offers incentive funding on a per-gallon-captured, reimbursement basis for a host of green infrastructure strategies designed to capture and clean water where it falls. Applications are competitively 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 (GI) as a viable means of managing water where it falls.

GUIDELINES FOR APPLYING

  • 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.
  • Proposals are to be submitted online at https://mmsd.bonfirehub.com/projects/view/22525For this project, the District will only accept electronic applications submitted online through Bonfire.
  • Eligible municipalities include: 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

All inquiries regarding the Green Infrastructure Partnership Program should be directed via email to Tykesha White, Procurement Specialist at twhite@mmsd.com.

Green Vendor List

MMSD has generated a Green Vendor List to further promote the use of GI. The Green Vendor list serves as a resource for those interested in GI projects, products, and services. The District makes no guarantee as to professional standing or quality of work. As with any contract work; check references, license and bond status, and professional certifications where applicable.