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Green Infrastructure Grant Program


REGISTER: Green Infrastructure Grant Pre-Proposal Workshop / June 24, 2022

Resource: 2021 Green Infrastructure Grant Program O&M Workshop slide deck (PDF)

Resource: Cleveland City Planning Commission Construction Review Process (PDF)


The Sewer District recognizes the importance of green infrastructure such as rain gardens, bioretention, pervious pavement, and other site-based stormwater management practices in the combined sewer area. The Green Infrastructure Grants Program is open to member communities, governmental entities, non-profit organizations 501(c)(3), or businesses working in partnership with their communities in the combined sewer area interested in implementing green infrastructure projects that remove stormwater from the combined sewer system.

Private, for-profit entities may also put forward projects in partnership with communities or non-profits. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to ensure the long-term ownership and maintenance of these practices.

If you would like more information on these projects or the grants program, contact Jessica S. Cotton at (216) 881- 6600 ext. 6458.


Green Infrastructure Grants Program Storymap

The map below highlights examples of successful District-supported green infrastructure projects since 2009. These projects may help you learn more about applicable features and control measures, or which projects have been funded since the beginning of our GI grant program. | Open in a new window


Green Infrastructure Grant documents

Attention Green Infrastructure Grant Program Project Partners:

Below are instructions to submit a Reimbursement Request, Quarterly Progress Report, and a Project Extension Request. Please choose from the following three options:








OPTION 1You are submitting a GIG Program Reimbursement request.

The Reimbursement Request Process requires a GIG Expense Tracking Form and the GIG Reimbursement Cover Sheet, with all necessary supporting documentation to complete the reimbursement process.

Refer to the Instructions on How to Fill out the Online Cover Sheets link above.

OPTION 2 – You are submitting a GIG Quarterly Progress Report

The Quarterly Progress Report Cover Sheet is required to be submitted by the following dates: April 30th, July 31st, Oct 30th, Dec 31st. This is an online form.

Refer to the Instructions on How to Fill out the Online Cover Sheets link above.

OPTION 3 – You are submitting a GIG Program Project Extension Request

The Project Extension Request Cover Sheet is required when requesting an extension on a current awarded GIG project. This is an online form.

Refer to the Instructions on How to Fill out the Online Cover Sheets link above.

STEP 1 – Complete the Green Infrastructure Grant Program Reimbursement Request Expense Tracking Form.

  • The Expense Tracking Form is required each time you submit a reimbursement request. The Expense Tracking Form is an electronic fillable PDF.
  • Record all expenses in the fillable PDF. You will be prompted to upload all proof of payment documentation in Step 2 of the Reimbursement Request Cover Sheet.
  • Upon completion of Step 1, please save the Expense Tracking Form as a PDF to your computer. You will be prompted to upload it in Step 2.
  • Click on this link to fill out the Expense Tracking Form.
  • Proceed to STEP 2

Follow the instructions below to submit the Quarterly Progress Report Cover Sheet

  • Each Section of the online Cover Sheet must be filled out. The sections to fill out are as follows:
      1. Contact Information
      2. Quarterly Progress Report
      3. Document Upload
    1. After you have completed the Quarterly Progress Report Cover Sheet, click on the “Submit” button located at the bottom of the form.
    2. Click on this link to fill out the Quarterly Progress Cover Sheet.

    Follow the instructions below to submit the Project Extension Request Cover Sheet

    • Each Section of the online Cover Sheet must be filled out. The sections to fill out are as follows:
      1. Contact Information
      2. Progress Report for Extension Request
      3. Document Upload
    • After you have completed the Project Extension Request Cover Sheet, click on the “Submit” button located at the bottom of the form.
    • Click on this link to fill out the Project Extension Request Cover Sheet.

    STEP 2 – Complete the Green Infrastructure Grant Program Reimbursement Request Cover Sheet.

    • Each Section of the Cover Sheet must be filled out and the supporting expenses documentation uploaded (highlighting those line items directly related to the GIG reimbursement request). The sections to fill out are as follows:
      1. Contact Information
      2. Progress Report for Reimbursement Request
      3. Document Upload
    • After you have completed the Cover Sheet, click on the “Submit” button located at the bottom of the form.
    • Click on this link to fill out the Reimbursement Request Cover Sheet.