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Urban Watershed Stewardship Grants

Our Urban Watershed Management Program has partnered with the City’s Community Challenge Grant Program (CCG) to offer grants for community-based projects which help manage stormwater using ecologically based strategies known as green infrastructure. The grants are based on the idea that small actions by community members can add up to large benefits for San Francisco's watersheds and sewer infrastructure.

Plant*SF project on 5th Ave. before Plant*SF project on 5th Ave. after
Plant*SF 5th Avenue project: Before Plant*SF 5th Avenue project: After

Grants Support Green Infrastructure

The grants support the planning, design, and construction of green stormwater management facilities. Projects harvest and use rainwater, remove impervious surfaces, or implement other green infrastructure like bioswales and rain gardens. In addition to managing stormwater, projects beautify neighborhoods, provide recreational opportunities, and educate residents about the city’s water and wastewater systems.

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Application Guidelines

The next Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant cycle will open August 25, 2014. The WSG Application and Guidelines can be found on the City’s Community Challenge Grant website. If you have questions about the Watershed Stewardship Grant Program, please contact Polly Perkins.

 

 2013 Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant Winners

2013 Awardee
Grant Amount Project
CAN! Pollinator Garden Project, sponsored by the SF Parks Alliance $67,880 Impermeable Surface Removal, Sidewalk Landscaping
Mission Youth (MY) Farm Project, sponsored by the SF School Alliance $46,097 Impermeable Surface Removal, Sidewalk Landscaping, Permeable Pavement
Heath Ceramics Community Hub and Outdoor Garden, sponsored by Architecture for Humanity $50,962 Impermeable Surface Removal, Sidewalk Landscaping, Permeable Pavement
East Harbor Beautification and Greening Project, sponsored by the Fort Mason Center $100,000 Parking lot improvements including Impermeable Surface Removal, Sidewalk Landscaping, Raingardens
Bayview Opera House, sponsored by the SF Arts Commission $40,400 Impermeable Surface Removal, Raingarden Installation

 

2012 Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant Winners

2012 Awardee
Grant Amount Project
Delivering Innovation in Supportive Housing, sponsored by Tides $21,980 Sidewalk Landscaping, Permeable Pavement, Impermeable Surface Removal
Friends of the Urban Forest $43,000 Sidewalk Landscaping, Permeable Pavement, Impermeable Surface Removal
Green Schoolyard Alliance, sponsored by SF Schoolyard Alliance $15,402 Rainwater Harvesting System & Garden at New Traditions Elementary School
Surfrider Foundation, SF Chapter $20,000 Sidewalk Landscaping, Permeable Pavement, Impermeable Surface Removal


 2011 Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant Winners

Awardee Grant Amount Project
GreenTrustSF, sponsored by SF Parks Trust $30,550 Sidewalk Landscaping, Permeable Pavement, Impermeable Surface Removal
Plant*SF, sponsored by SF Parks Trust $63,950 Stormwater Detention System, Sidewalk Landscaping, Permeable Pavement
Randall Museum Friends $27,066 Rainwater Harvesting System
SF Clean City Coalition $18,230 Rainwater Harvesting System
Green Schoolyard Alliance sponsored by SF School Alliance $35,977 Rainwater Harvesting Systems
Friends of the Urban Forest $94,043

Sidewalk Landscaping and Impermeable Surface Removal

Sunset Cooperative Nursery School $3,100 Sidewalk Landscaping and Impermeable Surface Removal
Northeast San Francisco Conservancy $3,450 Impermeable Surface Removal
Surfrider Foundation, SF Chapter $20,000 Sidewalk Landscaping, Permeable Pavement, Impermeable Surface Removal
San Francisco State University $27,066 Raingarden Demonstration Project
SFUSD, sponsored by SF School Alliance $38,750 Rainwater Harvesting Systems, Impermeable Surface Removal
Friends of the Urban Forest $24,640 Sidewalk Landscaping, Permeable Pavement, Impermeable Surface Removal
Plant*SF, sponsored by SF Parks Trust $15,000 Sidewalk Landscaping and Impermeable Surface Removal
Alice Fong Yu Parent Association & the Watershed Project $3,500 Rainwater Harvesting System
Pennsylvania Street Gardens, sponsored by SF Parks Trust $40,000 Bioretention Streetscape Project
Rebuilding Together San Francisco $5,000 Rainwater Harvesting System
Plant*SF, sponsored by SF Parks Trust $34,835 Sidewalk Landscaping, Permeable Pavement, Impermeable Surface Removal
Literacy for Environmental Justice $21,255 Rainwater Harvesting System
Surfrider Foundation, SF Chapter $20,000 Sidewalk Landscaping, Permeable Pavement, Impermeable Surface Removal

 

Last updated: 8/28/2014 10:53:22 AM