Green Infrastructure Partnership Opportunity Program Application 2022

Eligibility Requirements
The following are the eligibility requirements for MWRD’s Green Infrastructure Partnership Opportunity Program:
  • Projects must be within the MWRD’s corporate boundaries (follow this link to confirm: http://geohub.mwrd.org/datasets/20fc3aea83d344a19f3529a5828993af_0).
  • Projects must be designed to manage stormwater using GI.
  • Projects must be designed to maximize collection of off-site stormwater runoff and infiltrate within the GI installation. Projects capturing off-site stormwater runoff will be given higher consideration.
  • Applicants must have (or be able to obtain) perpetual ownership or easement over the project site.
  • Applicants will not use funding to satisfy required obligations due to the MWRD’s Watershed Management Ordinance (WMO) or any other local, state, or federal regulations due to public development. Please note that some projects may require a WMO permit due to its own project disturbance, a new sewer, etc. Please refer to https://mwrd.org/wmo for additional information on permit requirements.
  • The Applicant must be a public entity able to enter into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the MWRD. Eligible public entities include municipalities, townships, county agencies, park districts, school districts, and other local government organizations.
    • Projects will be required to meet MWRD’s Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE),and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) requirements, as well as the MWRD’s Veterans Business Enterprise (VBE) goals.
    • Please see website for more information on typical IGA requirements: https://mwrd.org/GI-app
  • The Applicant must agree to maintain and operate the completed project for the service life of the installation (typically 20-30 years). All stormwater benefits provided by the project shall be maintained past the stated service life.
  • The Applicant should verify the capability to perform all aspects of the project by each department within their agency or community which will take part in funding, contract administration, maintenance and other requirements of the applicant.
  • All funding must be committed to the project within 6 months of selection, otherwise project will be subject to cancellation. Projects previously selected but cancelled due to lack of funding are welcome to re-apply when funding is secured.
Organization
Primary Contact
Project Information
Please note MWRD ranks all GI project applications on many different criteria including but not limited to Design Retention Capacity (DRC), propensity of nearby flooding (including frequency and severity), the area draining into the GI project and number of benefitting flood-prone structures within that drainage area, and cost-effectiveness. The MWRD values projects that capture rainfall and runoff from adjacent impermeable areas beyond the footprint of the project. Historically the MWRD has selected between 10 and 20 applicants per year, typically funding up to $800,000 of total construction costs. MWRD’s funding averages around 50%, but has ranged from 10-90%, of total GI-related construction costs. The level of funding commitment by the applicant as well as other funding resources such as grants or state funding are reviewed and considered during the selection process. While these do not exclude anyone from consideration if all funding has not been identified at time of application, MWRD prioritizes projects that can be implemented within 6 months of selection.
Provide a brief description of the proposed project, identify all project locations, identify all major GI components, and describe how the project will address existing drainage/flooding issues.
Project Location
If your project is a green alley, use the following format: “between W 80th Street, S Homan Avenue, W Columbus Avenue, and S Trumbull Avenue”

If your project spans multiple locations, provide a list of addresses or intersections included with the map
Existing Conditions
Project Status
Engineering not yet initiated. Drainage/flooding areas have been identified. Sketches, retention volume estimates, & rough costs developed.
Some preliminary engineering plans, construction details, specifications, cost estimates, & retention volume estimates developed.
Finalized (or close to final) engineered plans, construction details, specifications, cost estimate, & retention volume calculations.
Project Milestone Dates
Note: Please submit a more detailed anticipated design and construction schedule as an attachment if available.
Project Metrics

Estimate the land area that will drain to the proposed GI installation. Please follow this link to mark the location(s) and to draw the drainage area(s) of your project on a map to the best of your ability: https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/936bc62675a74ada9cae50656aea2f0e. Once drawn, the drainage area will be provided by the mapping tool, which should be entered below.

Please account for any impervious areas that can be directed to the GI installation through overland flow or any piped connections when estimating the drainage area. If additional documentation is available, please provide as an attachment to the application.
Please estimate the percentage of the total drainage area that is currently an impervious surface (e.g., asphalt, concrete, building areas, etc.).
Please include a map indicating the drainage area using https://survey123.arcgis.com/share/936bc62675a74ada9cae50656aea2f0e and location of the benefitted structures as an attachment, as required below. Note that auxiliary buildings such as residential garages, sheds, or other uninhabited structures should not be counted as a benefitted structure.
Please estimate the amount of impervious surfaces that will be converted into permeable surfaces.
Green Infrastructure Project BMP Summary (for use in the next two questions):
List each type of GI installation included in this project. Add any additional BMPs not noted below to this list.

DRC is the volume of stormwater that can be retained by a GI installation. It can be estimated using MWRD’s GI DRC Calculator which is available by downloading the excel calculator file here. Once filled in, please include your volume calculations as an attachment, as required below. Please also mark down in the Green Infrastructure Project BMP Summary all GI components to be installed in the project. For each type of GI, indicate the number of individual installations and the total amount of DRC (gallons) to be installed.
Rain Gardens
Bioswales
Permeable Pavement (Concrete/ Asphalt)
Permeable Pavers
Native Plantings
Green Roofing
Rainwater Harvesting
gal
Sq. Ft
Gallons

Note: While DRC is important, MWRD also prioritizes that the new DRC volume is best utilized by collecting runoff from more drainage area than simply what falls directly over the installation. Therefore, MWRD prefers proposed projects to be located in low-lying areas and/or designed to collect off-site runoff to maximize infiltration of stormwater runoff.
If yes, and if your project is selected, please note that lining the sewer, replacing it with a water-main quality pipe, or providing some other type of waterproof barrier between the GI storage layer and the sewer to prevent inflow will be required as part of this project. Any protection to prevent I&I into the sewer will not be considered for MWRD reimbursement.
Public Outreach & Educational Opportunities
For example: fliers, website announcements, signs at installation, library education events, etc.
Project Visibility
For example: the project site is adjacent to a park or public building, the alley is in a residential area with low visibility, this is a Metra lot with a lot of commuters and pedestrians, etc.
Maintenance
$/yr
Project Finances
27) Please provide an estimate of the project’s Capital costs below.
Cost Category
GI Project Costs ($)
Any restoration efforts required for GI construction can be included in GI Project Cost
Non-GI Project Costs, if applicable ($)
Examples of non-GI project costs are lighting improvements, replacement of a surface with regular asphalt or concrete, grass turf, extensive curbing, etc.
Engineering and Permitting
$
$
This includes contruction inspection and management
Construction
$
$
If selected and to the extent practicable, MWRDGC biosolids shall be used in any amendments performed to the soils in the proposed project area. These biosolids will be made available free of charge and more information will be provided for those selected project partners.
Land Acquisition
$
$
If applicable
Other
$
$
Subtotal Project Cost (sum of the above costs)
$
$
Maintenance costs should be excluded. Keep GI and non-GI costs separate.
Total Project Cost (sum of GI and non-GI Project Costs)
$

28) Please indicate your planned funding sources below.
$
Total funding by the agency. This will include funding from any other source.
All funding must be committed to the project within 6 months of selection, otherwise project will be subject to cancellation. Projects previously selected but cancelled due to lack of funding are welcome to re-apply when funding is secured.
$
Indicate the amount of funding being sought from MWRD. MWRD may fund up to the requested level of funding. Note that MWRD funding for selected GI projects is in the form of reimbursement of construction related costs only. Engineering, land acquisition, operations, maintenance, and other non-construction related costs are not eligible for MWRD funding.
29) Please provide the proposed funding sources for the project.
$
$
$
$
$
$
Sum of the above amounts; Total Project Cost and Total Funding should be equal.
Attachments
Unlimited number of files can be uploaded to this field.
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Please indicate below if you are uploading the following documents (not an exhaustive list):
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Applicant's Authorized Representative (must be an employee of the public agency)
Sign above

Note: Digital signatures are preferred, but if not comfortable digitally signing, two files of the application may be submitted, a digital copy of the full application (unsigned) and a manually-signed copy of the signature page (scanned and emailed or attached to the webform).
By signing above, the Applicant acknowledges they understand the following eligibility requirements.

MWRD Green Infrastructure Partnership Opportunity Eligibility Requirements:
  • Projects must be within the MWRD’s corporate boundaries (follow this link to confirm: http://geohub.mwrd.org/datasets/20fc3aea83d344a19f3529a5828993af_0).
  • Projects must be designed to manage stormwater using GI.
  • Projects must be designed to maximize collection of off-site stormwater runoff and infiltrate within the GI installation. Projects capturing off-site stormwater runoff will be given higher consideration.
  • Applicants must have (or be able to obtain) perpetual ownership or easement over the project site.
  • Applicants will not use funding to satisfy required obligations due to the MWRD’s Watershed Management Ordinance (WMO) or any other local, state, or federal regulations due to public development. Please note that some projects may require a WMO permit due to its own project disturbance, a new sewer, etc. Please refer to https://mwrd.org/wmo for additional information on permit requirements.
  • The Applicant must be a public entity able to enter into an intergovernmental agreement (IGA) with the MWRD. Eligible public entities include municipalities, townships, county agencies, park districts, school districts, and other local government organizations.
    • Projects will be required to meet MWRD’s Minority Business Enterprise (MBE), Women’s Business Enterprise (WBE),and Small Business Enterprise (SBE) requirements, as well as the MWRD’s Veterans Business Enterprise (VBE) goals.
    • Please see website for more information on typical IGA requirements: https://mwrd.org/GI-app
  • The Applicant must agree to maintain and operate the completed project for the service life of the installation (typically 20-30 years). All stormwater benefits provided by the project shall be maintained past the stated service life.
  • The Applicant should verify the capability to perform all aspects of the project by each department within their agency or community which will take part in funding, contract administration, maintenance and other requirements of the applicant.
  • All funding must be committed to the project within 6 months of selection, otherwise project will be subject to cancellation. Projects previously selected but cancelled due to lack of funding are welcome to re-apply when funding is secured.

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