Information sessions to be held for water quality grant projects

Lexington’s Division of Water Quality invites businesses, nonprofits, schools and other organizations that are interested in stormwater projects on their property to apply for the Stormwater Quality Incentive Grant Program.

Currently, applications are being accepted for infrastructure grants that fund projects such as stream restoration, constructed wetlands, bio-retention, rain gardens, rainwater harvesting and permeable paver installation. Businesses, schools, churches, apartment complexes and other institutions that pay the Water Quality Management Fee in Fayette County are eligible to apply for these grants. Applications are due on Friday, July 26 by 4 p.m.

Design and construction projects have a maximum grant award of $360,000 with a 20 percent cost share of total project cost in cash or in-kind donation. Feasibility projects, which fund a study of the property to propose potential projects, have a maximum grant award of $55,000 with a 20 percent cost share of total project cost in cash or in-kind donation.

Potential applicants, especially if they are applying for the first time, are encouraged to attend one of two virtual Q&A sessions about the grant program. The first session is on Monday, June 24 at 6 p.m. and the second is on Wednesday, June 26 at 2 p.m. Sessions are expected to last for about one hour. Applicants will have the opportunity to ask questions about the program and their potential projects.

The link to the virtual Q&A sessions, grant application packets and additional grant information are available online.

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