Watershed Management Board (WMB) Cost-Share Grant Program
WMB Annual Meeting - 2014 Funding Recommendations
Thursday, December 12, 2013
Lake County Central Permit Facility
2nd Floor Conference Room
500 W. Winchester Rd., Libertyville
About the WMB Grant Program
WMB funding is split between the four major watersheds in the county:
- Des Plaines River
North Branch of the Chicago River
The WMB's primary role is to serve as a forum for the coordination and allocation of resources of the WMB Annual Grant Program.
The WMB grant program is open to WMB members which includes municipalities, drainage districts, county board districts, townships, homeowner associations, park districts, and non-profit groups.
The WMB grant cost-share grant program helps fund local stormwater, Best Management Practice, flood reduction and natural resource restoration projects. Eight Project Prioritization Criteria are considered by SMC staff in the evaluation of resource requests. There is a 50/50 cost-share requirement which can be in the form of funds, in-kind services or both.
Annual requests for project proposals usually occurs in the fall. An annual WMB meeting is held in December to recommend project proposals to the SMC Board. SMC can fund up to 50% of the cost of stormwater projects within the limit of the annual grant allocation.
For more information on WMB projects, contact: Andrea Cline, 847.377.7710