The district offers grants and rebates to incentivize projects that help advance the district's chloride reduction goals. Below are the current grants being offered by the district, as well as descriptions of each program.
Salt Reduction Rebates 2019 -- Commercial/Industrial Facilities
These rebates are intended for commercial, industrial, or multi-unit residential facilities and water treatment companies working with them to implement projects that reduce salt or chloride in their facilities by at least 100 pounds of salt per month on average. Several local businesses have taken advantage of these rebates to reduce their salt use, including a few featured in these case studies. These rebates are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis in 2019.
Rebate program brochure
These grants are intended for winter maintenance professionals working to be leaders in water quality protection through use of best practices that reduce road salt use. Applications for this grant will be accepted on a rolling basis for the remainder of 2019 until funds have been exhausted.
(PDF) 2019 Grant Application & Reporting Forms
(Word) 2019 Grant Application & Reporting Forms
Chloride Reduction Innovation Grants 2019
These grants are intended to encourage innovative projects that will facilitate permanent reductions of chloride (salt) to the sewer system. The goal of these grants is to incentivize changes to business practices, behaviors, and norms that will result in reduced chloride contributions to the sewer.
Grant overview and application
Final grant reporting form
Application timeline: The district will consider applications as they are received as long as district funding is available in 2019. However, the district encourages applicants to submit applications as early in the year as possible.
*Note: The grant materials were updated on September 6, 2018 to reflect that while these grants will generally be capped at $15,000 per project, the district may decide at its sole discretion to increase the funding amount for a given project on a case-by-case basis.