Green Infrastructure

Grant Program for Private Property Owners

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We offer green roof retrofit funding for private property owners in New York City. The goal of the Green Infrastructure Grant Program is to incentivize private property owners to retrofit their roofs with green roofs to manage stormwater runoff. For general information, please visit Green Infrastructure.

Online Application

The Green Infrastructure Grant Program is now OPEN. Visit our Online Application and create a username and password for access.

Grant Workshops

We will host workshops in 2020 to explain program eligibility requirements and guide users through the online application. We will share date, time, and location details when they are available. If you would like a copy of the workshop materials that will be presented, download the Workshop Presentation.

Registration for each workshop opens one month prior to the workshop date. Register on Event Brite.

To join our email list, schedule a pre-application meeting for your specific proposal, or request a workshop for a group of 10 or more people, contact us at gigrantprogram@dep.nyc.gov.

Design Review and Reimbursement

Green Roof Projects

Green roof projects will undergo an advanced schematic, 75%, and 100% design review process with a two-week review time for each phase. Funding for green roofs is determined by green roof area (GRA) and soil depth. The minimum project amount must be $50,000. The schedule below outlines the maximum reimbursement rate for green roof projects. Projects below the minimum criteria, 1.5″ soil depth and 5,000 SF, are not eligible for grant funding.

Reimbursement Rates ($/SF) for Green Roof Projects

Soil Depth (in.) 5,000-20,000 (SF)*
* The reimbursement rate for SF of planted area over 20,000 SF is calculated using 50% of the rate shown above
1.5–1.99 $10
2.0–2.99 $15
3.0–3.99 $25
4.0+ $30

Applicant Resources

Grantee Guide

Applicants should use this guide to obtain information on program eligibility, design requirements and the application process.

Reference Map

All non City-owned properties are eligible to apply for funding, but applicants must confirm whether the property is served by combined sewers, separate sewers, or direct drainage. Applicants should use the reference map for planning, guidance, and reference purposes only.

Legal Agreement and Restrictive Covenant

Before submitting a grant application, we encourage potential grantees to review the Legal Agreement and Restrictive Covenant that are required to participate. Please email questions to gigrantprogram@dep.nyc.gov.

Completed Projects