Stormwater Management Incentives Program, Second Round
Date: 12/10/12
The Philadelphia Water Department (PWD) and the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) have announced that the second round of the Stormwater Management Incentives Program (SMIP) is underway as of December 3, 2012. PWD and PIDC have stated the there will be $5 million in grants available this round. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2013. Applicants will be notified no later than July 1, 2013 if awarded the grant.

As of January 2012, SMIP has awarded $3.2 million in grants promoting stormwater management practices. The program created an estimated 65.5 green acres, rain gardens, vegetated infiltration basins, green roofs, porous asphalt, and more to achieve enhanced stormwater mitigation.

The SMIP grants are an important component to PWDs Green City, Clean Water Plan which aims to convert 9,500 impervious areas into green acres with little to no stormwater runoff. The SMIP program is also a large factor in Philadelphias Greenworks sustainability plans goal of becoming the nations greenest city by 2015. Furthermore, SMIP provides a way for business owners to mitigate the economic impact of increased water bills because of stormwater.

Highlights:
" 2nd round of SMIP started December 2012
" $5 million in grants available
" Application deadline: February 1, 2013
" Applicants will be notified of grant awards by July 1, 2013
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