This program offers grant funding to non-residential PWD customers for the design and construction of stormwater projects. Stormwater Management Incentives Program Grant Rain Garden on Passyunk Avenue Stormwater Planter at Philadelphia Navy Yard


Only non-residential properties are eligible for SMIP grant funds. Applicants must be owners of the property or have permission from the property owner(s). The applicant cannot be an agency with the City of Philadelphia, the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or any United States Department or Federal Agency. Use of funds is restricted to projects that support the design and construction of stormwater mitigation measures. These may include, but are not limited to: detention and retention basins, green roofs, porous paving, and rain gardens.

Evaluation Requirements

Projects will be evaluated based on a variety of criteria, including, but not limited to, the total volume of runoff managed, cost-competitiveness, environmental and educational benefits. Competitive applications will limit grant requests to $100,000 per impervious acre managed or less  and manage at least the first one inch of stormwateer runoff. All recipients will be expected to execute an Economic Opportunity Plan and Operations & Maintenance Agreement as part of the subgrant agreement.


Applications can be submitted electronically to the Philadelphia Industrial Development Corporation (PIDC) at any time. A selection committee comprised of PWD staff will evaluate applications and issue decisions at the close of each fiscalquarter. Applicants will be notified shortly thereafter if their applications have been accepted. Selected grantees will be eligible to receive credits towards their stormwater charges upon successful construction of the project. Applicants not selected in a particular quarter will have the option to roll their application over to the next round for further consideration.

Learn More & Apply

For more information about the SMIP Grant go to:

To apply for the SMIP Grant go to:

For questions about the grant contact Erin Williams at or 215.685.6070

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