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Green Infrastructure Partnership Program

Funding Available for Natural Solutions to Water Pollution

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 gardensbioswalesgreen roofs, and a variety of green infrastructure (GI) practices that help capture and manage rainfall 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 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.

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.

How Do I Apply for GIPP Funding?

  • Property owners or developers must submit applications.
  • Applications will be accepted until 10 AM CST on March 9, 2022.
  • Applicants are encouraged to view the GIPP 2022 presentation and attend the virtual pre-application Q&A session on Thursday, January 27, 2022, at 9 AM, please pre-register for the event by emailing
  • The Request for Application is located on MMSD's Bonfire Procurement Portal website at, Reference # G98004P83.
  • Proposals are to be submitted online at this project, MMSD will only accept electronic applications submitted online through Bonfire.

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

Green Solutions Program for Municipalities

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 towards 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.     

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. 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.