The San Francisco Community Challenge Grant Program (CCG) partners with the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) to offer Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant (WSG) that support projects implementing Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) in San Francisco communities.
The Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant (WSG) is based on the idea that small individual actions by San Francisco watershed stewards add up to large benefits for San Francisco’s watersheds and sewer infrastructure. The CCG and the SFPUC hope that this partnership will encourage groups to apply for funding to implement Green Stormwater Infrastructure projects in their neighborhood.
Funds are awarded for WSG projects at two levels:
- Mid-Scale: $15,000 – $75,000
- Large Scale: $75,001 – $150,000
- CCG provides grants to the following types of organizations:
- Nonprofit organizations
- Community or neighborhood groups
- San Francisco businesses or merchant associations
- San Francisco based Community Benefit Districts (CBDs)
- CCG funds are issued to San Francisco vendor approved nonprofit organizations with a 501 (c) 3 status. Local community groups, businesses, or schools performing a community project in their neighborhood must have a nonprofit fiscal sponsor. The grant contractor must be an approved and compliant City supplier.
- To receive WSG funding, a project will:
- Harvest and use rainwater
- Remove impervious surfaces
- Implement green stormwater infrastructure (i.e. rain gardens, bioretention planters, permeable pavement, etc.)
- Be publicly visible and/or accessible
For more information, visit https://www.sfccg.org/watershed-stewardship-grants.html