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Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grant Program - Class A Neighborhood Projects

Grants to Kentucky Neighborhood and Homeowner
Associations in Eligible Regions to Improve Water Quality

Agency Type:

Local

Funding Source:

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Lexington-Fayette Urban County Government (LFUCG) - Division of Water Quality (DWQ)

Conf. Date:

04/06/21

Deadline Date:

05/07/21 4:00 PM Delivery or Postmarked by Date

Description:

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Grants to Kentucky homeowner, neighborhood, and community associations in eligible regions for projects and educational programs related to stormwater and water quality. Funding is intended for a range of activities, including tree planting, stream cleaning, installation of rain gardens and rain barrels, and community education. Projects must take place in and benefit the residents of Fayette County.

The main goal of the Incentive Grant Program is the improvement of surface water quality in Fayette County. To accomplish this goal, the program provides financial assistance for projects that meet the following objectives:

  • Improve water quality in impaired streams through pollutant reduction or other means;
  • Address stormwater concerns on existing, developing, or redeveloping parcels;
  • Reduce stormwater runoff and flooding; or
  • Provide public or private education related to these items.

Projects must fulfill at least one of the following goals:

  • Install a feature that serves to improve water quality;
  • Involve citizens in activities to improve water quality, reduce water pollution etc.;
  • Educate citizens about water quality and stormwater-related issues;
  • Install a feature that serves to reduce stormwater runoff.

Continuing from Fiscal Year 2021, projects addressing E. coli pollution will be given preferential scoring since these projects will help in Fayette County’s efforts to implement E. coli reductions required by the EPA-approved Total Maximum Daily Loads (TMDLs).

Typically, these activities are anticipated to occur within the organization’s neighborhood and local area of influence, but does not preclude other collaborative opportunities. 

Eligible expenses must be project-specific invoiced or cash expenditures. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 180540

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum Class A Neighborhood Grant is $100,000.

Term of Contract:

Typical project timelines for Class A grants are 12 to 18 months.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The grant is open to Fayette County neighborhood, community and homeowner associations incorporated with the Commonwealth of Kentucky that represent single family homeowners or farms who pay the Water Quality Management Fee.

An eligible organization must represent a group of residential property owners who pay the WQMF as “Class A” fee payers. Class A parcels include all single-family and duplex residential properties and all farm properties. All other parcel types are classified as “Class B” and are not eligible for this grant.

In some cases, an organization may also be a Class B fee payer (e.g., owns a clubhouse that receives its own bill, etc.). In that case, the organization may choose to apply for either the Class A or Class B grants.

Ineligible for grant reimbursement or cost share:
- Costs associated with work paid for prior to grant award and Notice to Proceed.
- Costs associated with work already required of the Applicant to meet federal, state, or local requirements (e.g., new development, addressing compliance actions, etc.).
- Land acquisition costs.

Pre-proposal Conference:

Zoom Meeting Invitations for Question & Answer Sessions on the FY 2022 Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grants Program Application Process:

Q&A – Session #1
Applying for a Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grant: Q&A Session #1
Friday, April 2, 2021, 2 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89735147156?pwd=WmJMT2hGbkxLOE5lbFpyeS85KzJ5dz09
Meeting ID: 897 3514 7156
Passcode: 349245

Q&A – Session #2
Applying for a Stormwater Quality Projects Incentive Grant: Q&A Session #2
Tuesday, April 6, 2021, 5:30 p.m.
Join Zoom Meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81621647746?pwd=dk9ZT2VhSFJ2dDcrMURscVpzeHRHZz09
Meeting ID: 816 2164 7746
Passcode: 044673

Pre-Application Information:

For Fiscal Year 2022, the deadline for submission of grant applications is Friday, May 7, 2021. Applications postmarked after the deadline will not be considered. Applications may also be hand-delivered to the address given below by 4:00 p.m. on May 7, 2021.

The Applicant shall be required to contribute at least 20% of the total project’s cost (i.e., $25,000 for maximum grant) either in cash expenditure or in-kind cost share.

All questions related to eligibility requirements shall be forwarded to the Incentive Grant Program Administrator by no later than one week prior to the application deadline.

Projects proposing tree planting should follow the LFUCG Planting Manual under the advisement of LFUCG Urban Forester:
http://www.lexingtonky.gov/forestry

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to:
Frang Mabson
LFUCG Division of Water Quality
125 Lisle Industrial Avenue, Suite 180
Lexington, KY 40511

Direct questions to:
Frank Mabson, Grant Program Administrator
859-367-4942
fmabson@lexingtonky.gov

If your project involves work on LFUCG-owned property or easement, please contact the agency affected prior to submitting your grant application form:

Parks and Recreation:
Chris Cooperrider
ccooperrider@lexingtonky.gov

Environmental Services (greenways):
Ben Cornett
jcornett@lexingtonky.gov

Environmental Services (street trees):
Tim Queary
tqueary@lexingtonky.gov

Engineering (right-of-way):
Brian Knapp
bknapp@lexingtonky.gov

Water Quality (sanitary sewers):
Greg Lubeck
glubeck@lexingtonky.gov

Water Quality (stormwater):
Mark Sanders
msanders@lexingtonky.gov

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USA: Kentucky: Fayette County

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