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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Press Release

Contact Information: Mary Mitros 630.407.6706

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

DuPage County Stormwater Management Announcing Grant for Municipal Projects

DuPage County’s Stormwater Management Department is accepting grant proposals from municipalities for flood control and water quality projects countywide. The selected projects will be partially funded using an allocation of DuPage County’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding from the federal government.

“Unlike previous federal programs in response to the pandemic, ARPA allows for funding of stressors common across all forms of government, including stormwater management,” said DuPage County Stormwater Management Committee Chairman Jim Zay. “At the County, we’re taking advantage of these funds to not only construct County projects, but to also assist in funding local projects that align with our mission.”

Open to municipal governments, DuPage County’s grant will award funding to shovel-ready projects that demonstrate flood protection and resilience measures. The County will provide a 50/50 cost-share of up to $500,000 per awarded project. The grant encourages projects that offer strong multi-jurisdictional and multi-purpose benefits.

“One of the goals of this funding is to build stronger communities in the face of adversity, specifically flooding,” added Zay. “We’re looking for projects that benefit local communities during times of hardship and beyond.”

In total, DuPage County was allotted nearly $180 million through federal ARPA funding, which is being used by County departments and entities countywide for applicable projects and initiatives. This grant program will distribute an estimated $8 million of that funding.

Municipalities may apply for funding via DuPage County’s APRA grant webpage, which includes guidance on how to apply, project prioritization and scoring. The application deadline is Thursday, April 21, 2022, at 5 p.m. CST. To learn more, visit www.dupageco.org/swm/arpagrant/.