Incentive Programs

Green Infrastructure Incentives

The Office of Sustainability is offering an incentive program for green infrastructure projects. The incentive funds will be used as matching money for MSD’s green infrastructure stipend program such that any project that is approved by MSD is automatically qualified. MSD’s incentive program pays stipends for private sector projects (non-residential) that keep stormwater out of the combined sewer system including rain gardens, pervious pavement, vegetative roofs, infiltration drains and water harvesting systems. The city’s incentive funds will be available on a first come first served basis.  Program details are provided below.   

Applicant Criteria

  • The Office of Sustainability incentive funds are available for non-residential, private sector applicants for projects that receive less than $50,000 from MSD’s green infrastructure stipend program. (Note – projects that receive up to $75,000 will be considered on a case-by-case basis).
  • Funds will be matched $1 for $1 (to the MSD incentive) not to exceed $10,000 per project. 
  • All work must be completed by June 30, 2016; all invoices must be received by July 31, 2016.

Additional funds may be available for green roofs. Contact us for more information. 

To receive funding from the Office of Sustainability’s Green Infrastructure Incentive Program, you must first apply and receive approval for MSD’s Green Infrastructure Incentive Program. Once you have received MSD’s approval, please submit an application form along with a W-9 and an email from MSD stating that your project has been approved and the anticipated incentive amount.

Go Green Loan Program
Small businesses can take advantage of a below market-rate incentive program aimed at increasing energy efficiency and creating “green” jobs. These loans can be used for energy-efficiency upgrades, or businesses creating green products or services. More information can be found on the Local Loans Program webpage.