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Illinois Green Infrastructure Grant workshop (East Hazel Crest)

October 8, 2010, 9 to 11:30 a.m.

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South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association 1904 W. 174th Street East Hazel Crest, IL

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A vegetated curb extension helps capture stormwater runoff before it hits the sewer.


In the last few months, communities throughout northeastern Illinois have seen devastating rainfalls and damaging floods.  On September 16,  the Ill. Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) formally launched the Illinois Green Infrastructure Grant Program for Stormwater Management (IGIG) and made the Request for Proposals available online.  The grant program will advance the use of innovative green infrastructure solutions for stormwater management. 

The Metropolitan Planning Council is hosting three public workshops for prospective applicants and other interested parties to learn more about this exciting new program.  IEPA staff will be on hand to explain the details of the grant program.  Attendees will then have the opportunity to network and brainstorm about projects with design and engineering firms, non-profit groups, and other experts in the field of green infrastructure.  

The Friday, October 8 workshop is a partnership with the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association.

Registration capped at 80 for this workshop.  Coffee available at 9:00, workshop to begin promptly at 9:30.

This workshop is free.  Prospective applicants include units of government, watershed planning groups, non-profit organizations, businesses, individuals and other entities eligible to receive state funds. You are welcome to attend both workshops, but the content will be comparable. Seating is limited, so you must register.

For more information, please contact Josh Ellis at or (312) 863-6045.

This page can be found online at

Metropolitan Planning Council 140 S. Dearborn St.
Suite 1400
Chicago, Ill. 60603
312 922 5616

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