Illinois Green Infrastructure Grant Program

Illinois Green Infrastructure Grant Program for Stormwater Management (IGIG)

Illinois Green Infrastructure Grant Program for Stormwater Management (IGIG) PROGRAM CHANGES ARE PLANNED - STAY TUNED

The Illinois Green Infrastructure Grant Program for Stormwater Management (IGIG) administered by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (Illinois EPA) is in a state of change. Once program specifics are finalized, information will be made available on the Illinois EPA Web site. Please visit this Web page for program updates and details.

At this time, no new applications are being accepted.

Applications, submitted for the FY 14 grant cycle deadline (December 15, 2013), are currently under review for funding. Award announcements will be made summer 2014.

Since FY 2011, thirty-six IGIG grants, totaling almost $15 million, have been made available to local units of government and other organizations to demonstrate green infrastructure best management practices to control stormwater runoff for water quality protection in Illinois. Projects are located within a Municipal Separate Storm Sewer System (MS4) or Combined Sewer Overflow (CSO) area.

Acres of permeable pavement parking lots and alleys and riparian zones and rain gardens are techniques now in place to help restore, mimic or enhance natural hydrology to protect and improve local water quality.

Additional details about the IGIG Program and its accomplishments can be found at the IGIG Progress Report and the IGIG Summary/Location Map (FY 11 -13).