Tucsonans understand that water is precious. We know, too, the threat that same precious water can be when it comes all at once during a monsoon storm. The Green Stormwater Infrastructure Mini-Grant (GSI Mini-Grant) program allows neighbors the chance to slow stormwater and spread it into green space along the city streets and public areas.
The GSI Mini-Grant Program developed by the City of Tucson Water Department and administered by Tucson Clean and Beautiful provides neighbors and community groups in the City of Tucson the ability to install stormwater harvesting features in their neighborhoods. GSI Mini-Grants are available within each Tucson Council Ward. The maximum grant award for each Ward is $45,000. Multiple smaller grants may be awarded up to $45,000.
The overall objective of the program is to build climate-resilient communities through using neighborhood-based, participatory green infrastructure projects to increase public open space, improve public and environmental health and quality of life.
Neighborhoods benefit from harvesting stormwater when projects include trees and vegetation. Communities are cooler. Recreation is encouraged. Property values increase. Air quality improves. Traffic slows down. Trees create a sense of place. Quality of life is enhanced, and stormwater management improves during small rain events.
Join with your neighbors and submit a proposal. Your neighborhood will be better for it!
Learn more about the City of Tucson’s new Green Stormwater Infrastructure Program:
Downloads and links for applying for the grant:
GSI Mini-Grant Application Packet (full document, PDF format)
Or, online: web form submission (form under construction) to be combined with attachments or links below
- Adopt-a-Site Interest Form: printable format or online form: for project proposals at public sites (including street right of way, parks, washes, and other publicly owned open space), the applicant group must agree to adopt the site for regular cleanup, maintenance and monitoring (at least monthly) and report activities to Tucson Clean & Beautiful. Additional site adoption information is also available.
For any questions regarding the proposal, please email email@example.com
Application packets and attachments may be submitted:
- Online: web form submission (form under construction)
- Email application and attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mail to:
Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Inc.
GSI Mini-Grants Program
P.O. Box 27210
Tucson, AZ 85726
- Deliver to: Tucson Clean & Beautiful, Inc., 1360 East Irvington Rd. 85714 – Please call ahead to (520) 837-6830 for hours of availability.