Green Infrastructure Grant Program Workshop

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Green Infrastructure GrantProgram WorkshopDEP Green Infrastructure Grant Program:Website – www.nyc.gov/dep/gigrantprogramEmail – [email protected]

This PresentationFirst Half: Introduction Green Infrastructure as a Solution Green Infrastructure in NYC Green Infrastructure Grant Program Submitting an Application Q&ASecond Half: Grant Application Application Templates Q&A2

Why Green Infrastructure?

The ProblemCombined Sewer SystemSeparate Sewer System4

Green Infrastructure TechnologiesPermeablePavementsGreen RoofsRainwaterHarvestingRain Gardens5

Green Infrastructure in NYC

Green Infrastructure in NYCCity SidewalksCity StreetsGrant Program for Private PropertyPublic Property Retrofits

Green InfrastructureGrant Program

Grant Program Guidelines DEP will fund the design andconstruction costs for greenroof retrofits on private propertyin New York City. Applicants must be able toexecute the Program FundingAgreement and RestrictiveCovenant as-is. Online application is available at:www.nyc.gov/dep/grantprogram

Green Roof Projects Green roofs are vegetated systems built on roof tops, designed tocapture and manage stormwater runoff before it enters the storm sewersystem. All green roofs should contain a root barrier, drainage layer,filter layer, growing media, and vegetation. Funding for green roof grants is determined based on green roof areaand soil depth. A structural analysis is required with each application.Maximum Reimbursement Rates( /SF) for Green Roof ProjectsThe New SchoolGreen RoofSoil Depth (in)5,000-20,000 (SF)1.5 - 1.99 102.0 - 2.99 153.0 - 3.99 254.0 30* The reimbursement rate for SF of planted area over 20,000 SFis calculated using 50% of the rate shown above

Brooklyn Navy YardGreen Roof / Roof Top Farm

NYU Langone MedicalCenterSedum Green Roof

Things to Note

Ineligible Projects, Costs, and Restrictions Maintenance and operations (may be existing facilities staff) Non-green roof project components (new roof, benches,lighting, etc.) Research not related to the proposed grant projectconstruction Legal fees for contract execution Also Grant projects must be in compliance with all local, stateand federal laws Grant funding cannot be used to meet any regulatoryrequirements a property is subject to. The City of New York will have unrestricted rights to usethe designs selected for any future project at no additionalcosts

Encouraged but not required! Matching funds/in-kindcontributionsSalmar PropertiesGreen Roof Letters of support fromcommunity stakeholders Education programmingand/or public accessBefore Supports workforcedevelopment Communityaccess/involvementAfter

Submitting an Application

Step 1: Determining EligibilityProperty Eligibility Be privately-owned and within NYC Have an owner willing to sign the FundingAgreement and Declaration of RestrictiveCovenant as-is Manage at least 1.5” of rainfall from thesurrounding impervious tributary area(Infiltration Projects) Be completed within one year from theconstruction start date unless otherwiseagreed upon Provide 20 years of maintenance Be a minimum cost of 50,000.00Site Connection Documentation indicating existing sewerconnections or detention systems

Structural Analysis P.E. stamped structuralanalysis that verifies that theloading capacity of the roof issufficient for the proposeddesign. This document mustbe submitted with the grantapplication.SoBro Jasmine CourtGreen Roof Level of effort depends uponthe knowns of the building androofQueens CollegeRain Garden

Step 2: Review Legal Documents and Process The Green Infrastructure Grant Program is a reimbursementprogram. Documents critical to review prior to application:1) Funding Agreement2) Declaration of Restrictive Covenant Design review occurs simultaneously with the budget review. DEP will reimburse costs once designs/budget are finalized and aFunding Agreement is registered.

Step 3: Project Team and Design ConceptOnce the team is assembled, the project scope can be decided andconcept plan can be advanced.Team MemberRolePrivate Property Owner Project Manager (can be owneror design professional) Coordinates project with property owner andDEPProfessional EngineerRegistered ArchitectRegistered Landscape Architect Prepares construction documents for thedesign submittals Stamps final plansContractors Constructs and installs the projectMaintenance Team Maintains the project for its 20 year useful life May be existing facilities staffOwns the propertySigns all legal documentsUltimately responsible for the design,construction, and maintenance of the project

Avoid these MistakesGreen RoofPorous Pavement

Design Concept Clearly labeled Direction of flow Location of green roofarea Important features ofthe property (i.e.property line, buildingline) Existing drains,mechanical equipment,etc.

Step 4: Begin the Online ApplicationUsernames & passwords from previous years are still active

Tips for a Stronger ApplicationIssueExampleOverall DesignIs the design sized correctly? Is the project overbuilt orunderbuilt?FeasibilityIs the proposed project feasible? Will it be accepted byDEP, DOB, or the Fire Department?ReplicabilityIs the project overly complex? Can it be widelyreplicated?CommunityDevelopmentDoes the project have community partners or is itpublicly accessible? Is there a workforce developmentor educational component?

Questions? Visit www.nyc.gov/dep/gigrantprogram to access the online application review eligibility criteria review grantee requirements download workshop presentation review press releases with previous winner information find out about upcoming workshops Email [email protected] with questionsBishop Loughlin Memorial SchoolGreen Roof

Application Templates

Templates: Project Estimate

Templates: Stormwater Calculations

Templates: Project Timeline

Templates: Maintenance Plan

Templates: Statement of Agreement

Questions? Visit www.nyc.gov/dep/gigrantprogram to access the online application review eligibility criteria review grantee requirements download workshop presentation review press releases with previous winner information find out about upcoming workshops Email [email protected] with questionsATCOGreen Roof

Green Roof Projects Green roofs are vegetated systems built on roof tops, designed to capture and manage stormwater runoff before it enters the storm sewer system. All green roofs should contain a root barrier, drainage layer, filter layer, growing media, and vegetation. Funding for green roof grants is determined based on green roof area