Local governments: Don’t miss out on the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District’s Stormwater Partnership Program. This program can help government organizations address flooding by paying for the construction of stormwater infrastructure on public property in Cook County, including localized detention, upsizing storm sewers and culverts, pumping stations, establishing drainage ways and implementing green infrastructure. These projects can reduce flooding and prevent damage to residential homes and businesses.

The MWRD will review applications and select projects for partnerships. The selected partner is responsible for their project's design, contract advertisement and award, construction, and long-term maintenance.

Learn more about who can apply, what projects are eligible, how funding can be used and general partnership requirements on the MWRD website. Interested local government entities must submit a pre-application form by Sunday, Feb. 11 to be considered for the program – click here to view the form.

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