The Lorain County Storm Water Management District has a budget of $20,000 each year for Planning Grants.
In January 2022 the Lorain County Storm Water Management District Board increased the maximum grant amount from $5,000 to $7,500 and increased the total budgeted amount available for mini-grants from $25,000 to $50,000.
Community Grant applications are currently available and due March 31st of every year. The Community Grant subcommittee reviews all of the applications received and ranks them. The subcommittee then reports out to the Storm Water Advisory Committee (SWAC) in an open meeting and the projects are discussed. SWAC forwards a recommendation to the District Board who will vote to make the final award of grants.
Funds that are not expended because of a project being unable to go forward or coming in under budget will be used to either cover cost overruns of projects that are approved by the District, make an award to an unfunded project application or be carried forward to the next round of grant funding.