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Managing water where it falls is an effective way to reduce pollution and water problems for neighbors downhill. Annually, 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 gardens, bioswales, green roofs, and a variety of green infrastructure (GI) practices that help capture and manage rainfall and melting snow.
The 2022 Green Infrastructure Partnership Program is now closed. The 2023 Green Infrastructure Partnership Program will be announced in January of 2023.
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 the project. MMSD is seeking partners that will foster the acceptance and implementation of GI as a viable means of managing water where it falls.
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.
The Green Solutions program provides a financial incentive to the municipalities MMSD serves for the implementation of green infrastructure (GI) and combined sewer separation to help achieve Total Maximum Daily Load compliance while also progressing toward MMSD's 2035 Vision’s goals related to integrated watershed management.
Visit the Fresch Coast Resource Center for help to identify the type of green infrastructure, size, and cost estimate for your project.
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. MMSD 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.