Regional Green Roof Initiative
Green roofs capture grey skies
The MMSD is providing partnership funding to increase more natural stormwater management practices that capture, store, or filter rainwater. These practices reduce the risk of basement back-ups, flooding, and sewer overflows, and help prevent rain from becoming polluted stormwater runoff, the biggest remaining threat to our rivers and lakes in the United States. The Regional Green Roof Initiative is a cost reimbursement program for eligible green roof expenses for chosen applicants. Awardees will receive up to $5.00 per square foot for their green roof. These projects will provide the District with information related to Green Infrastructure (GI) effectiveness, costs, and maintenance, and help to meet future stormwater capture goals.
What types of projects should apply?
MMSD is seeking partners to install green roofs that can help to store, convey, and use rainwater in more natural ways. Innovative green roof designs are encouraged.
Who can apply?
Applications from vendors will not be accepted.
- Public/government agencies
- Private property owners
- Non-profits/non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
How do I apply?
Read through the program notice and fill out the attached application. The application period will begin on January 16, 2013 and will close on March 29, 2013 at 1:00 PM CST. Awardees will be notified by April 19, 2013.
Where can I find more information on the program?
Check out the notice and application below for more information on the program.
What can I be reimbursed for?
This program offers a $5.00 per square foot of green roof subsidy. For example a 100 square foot green roof will be eligible for up to $500.00 in reimbursement.
Eligible expenses include:
Please note that other green infrastructure projects are not eligible for cost reimbursements through the Regional Green Roof Initiative; please see the Green Infrastructure Partnership Program page.
- Square footage of green roof (green portions only) no pavers, ballast, etc.
Draft Regional Green Infrastructure Plan