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Urban Watershed Stewardship Grants

Our Urban Watershed Management Program has partnered with the City’s Community Challenge Grant Program (CCG) to offer grants for community-based projects which help manage stormwater using ecologically based strategies known as green infrastructure. The grants are based on the idea that small actions by community members can add up to large benefits for San Francisco's watersheds and sewer infrastructure.

Plant*SF project on 5th Ave. before Plant*SF project on 5th Ave. after
Plant*SF 5th Avenue project: Before Plant*SF 5th Avenue project: After

Grants Support Green Infrastructure

The grants support the planning, design, and construction of green stormwater management facilities. Projects harvest and use rainwater, remove impervious surfaces, or implement other green infrastructure like bioswales and rain gardens. In addition to managing stormwater, projects beautify neighborhoods, provide recreational opportunities, and educate residents about the city’s water and wastewater systems.

Check out our informational brochures!

Application Guidelines

The next Urban Watershed Stewardship Grant cycle will open February 2017. The WSG Application and Guidelines can be found on the City’s Community Challenge Grant website under the "Documents" tab. If you have questions about the Watershed Stewardship Grant Program, please contact Polly Perkins.

Watershed Stewardship Grant Winners

See and enlarged map of our grant winners.

Additional Resources

Environmental Justice (EJ) Area Map

Last updated: 2/2/2017 2:46:43 PM