Stafford County has launched its new Neighborhood Stormwater Infrastructure Grant Pilot Program, a program designed to promote the safety and welfare of all county residents and to protect water quality. The program aims to provide neighborhoods with stormwater management and erosion prevention combined with County assistance. Homeowners associations and County residents with public drainage issues are encouraged to apply. These matching grants assist in the inspection, repair, and maintenance of existing neighborhood drainage systems and stormwater management facilities.
For a project to be eligible:
- The infrastructure must be residential, within a public easement, and service more than one property.
- Neighborhood drainage systems include inlets, pipes, vegetated or paved swales and outfall structures and must be outside of the Virginia Department of Transportation roadway, which move runoff originating on or off-site safely through residential areas to protect citizens and property.
Projects not eligible:
- Projects involving repair or improvements of roof and footing drains, privately installed on-lot drainage structures and driveway culverts will not be considered as they are private drainage systems.
The Stafford County Environmental Division will be reviewing all applications. Grants will be awarded based on the criteria they meet and are dependent on available funding. The deadline for submission is July 30, 2022. Grants are available for:
- Inventory, Inspection and Engineering Study – in the amount of 75% total cost up to $6,000
- Repair, Maintenance and Improvement – in the amount of up to 50% total cost up to $25,000
- Best Management Practices (BMP) Repair, Maintenance and Improvement – in the amount of up to 40% of the total cost up to $7,500
To learn more about the program and to apply, visit www.staffordcountyva.gov/stormwatergrant.