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The Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grant Program provides financial assistance for projects in the community that improve water quality, address stormwater runoff and educate the public about these issues.

We are now accepting applications for FY 2015 projects. The expected budget for FY 2015 is $1.2 million. 

The Division of Water Quality will receive the applications and make recommendations for project selection. Projects will be ranked based upon project impact, project team and other factors. The Water Quality Fees Board, a citizen’s board appointed by the Mayor, will review all recommendations and make the final selection on all grant awards.

Class A Neighborhood Grants - Closed
Class B Education Grants - Closed

Class B Infrastructure Grants - Closed

Class A Neighborhood Grants - Closed

Eligibility
Open to Fayette County neighborhood, community, and homeowner associations incorporated with the Commonwealth of Kentucky that represent single family homeowners or farms who pay the Water Quality Management Fee.

Grant Award
Projects may be funded up to $100,000 with a required 20% cost share of total project cost in cash or in-kind donation.

Application Information 
Class A Neighborhood Application Packet for FY 2015  
Class A Neighborhood Application Form for FY2015 (Word) 
Class A Neighborhood Application Form for FY2015 (PDF) - coming soon  
FY 2015 Sample Class A Neighborhood Grant Award Agreement
Sample Budget for Class A Neighborhood Grants
Maintenance Agreement for Class A Neighborhood Grants  
Incentive Grant Scoring Sheet - neighborhood grants 

Applications for FY 2015 projects were due on May 30, 2014. 

Grant Selection
Grants were tentatively selected in July 2014, and award of grants by Urban County Council is anticipated in January 2015.

Class B Education Grants - Closed

Eligibility
Open to owners and tenants of non-farm, non-single family residential facilities such as businesses, schools, churches and non-profits located in Fayette County that pay the Water Quality Management Fee.

Grant Award
The maximum grant award is $35,000. For the first $2,500, no cost share is required. Above that, a 50% cost share is required. Projects under $2,500 require no cost share.

Application Information
Class B Education Application Packet for FY 2015
Class B Education Application Form for FY2015 (Word)
Class B Education Application Form for FY2015 (PDF) - coming soon 
Sample Budget for Class B Education Grants 
Incentive Grant Scoring Sheet - education grants
Class B Education Sample Grant Award Agreement

Applications for FY 2015 projects were due on May 30, 2014.

Grant Selection
Grants were tentatively selected in July 2014. Award of grants by Urban County Council is anticipated in December 2014.

 

Class B Infrastructure Grants - Closed

Eligibility
Open to owners and tenants of non-farm, non-single family residential facilities such as businesses, schools, churches and non-profits located in Fayette County that pay the Water Quality Management Fee.

Grant Award 
Construction-only and design and construction projects have a maximum grant award of $350,000 with a 10% cost share for design phase costs. Feasibility projects have a maximum grant award of $50,000 with a 10% cost share.

Application Information
Class B Infrastructure Application Packet for FY 2015 

Class B Infrastructure Application Form for FY2015 (Word)
Class B Infrastructure Application Form for FY2015 (PDF) - coming soon  
FY 2014 Sample Class B Infrastructure Grant Award Agreement
Maintenance Agreement for Class B Infrastructure Grants
Incentive Grant Scoring Sheet – Class B Infrastructure Grants  
Guidance on How to Score 2015 Class B Infrastructure Grants

Applications for FY 2015 projects were due on August 1, 2014.  

Grant Selection
Grant selection is anticipated in October 2014. Award of grants by Urban County Council is anticipated in February 2015.

Where should applications be sent?
Six hard copies of the application form with attachments should be sent to:

Christopher Dent, P.E.
LFUCG Division of Water Quality
Incentive Grant Program Administrator
125 Lisle Industrial Avenue, Ste 180
Lexington, KY 40511

 

 

 

 

Who should I contact if I have questions?
Please contact Christopher Dent at (859) 425-2521 or at cdent@lexingtonky.gov.

Where can I find the LFUCG Stormwater Manual and LFUCG Stormwater Management Low Impact Development Guidelines for New Development and Redevelopment?
The Stormwater Manual can be viewed by clicking here. The LFUCG Stormwater Management Low Impact Development Guidelines for New Development and Redevelopment can be viewed by clicking here.

Does LFUCG have other grant opportunities available for sustainability projects?
Yes!  For information about the Sustainability Grant, please contact Louise Caldwell-Edmonds at (859) 425-2800 or visit the NCSG webpage.  

 

2013 Grant Recipients 
2012  Grant Recipients 
2011 Grant Recipients

How was this program developed?

A workgroup comprised of members of the business, development, education and neighborhood communities developed the guidelines for the Incentive Grant Program in the latter part of 2009.  You can read the Meeting Notes on the right.

 

 

 


Incentive Grant Workgroup Meeting Notes
August 6, 2009
September 11, 2009
September 25, 2009
October 9, 2009
October 23, 2009
November 13, 2009    
November 20, 2009
December 3, 2009
December 11, 2009
January 21, 2010
January 29, 2010

For more information about the Incentive Grant Program,
please call LexCall at 311 or (859) 425-CALL.

 

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