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Recently we wrote about stormwater improvements in Dickinson Square Park. One way the Philadelphia Water Deparment sponsors projects like these is by awarding grants to civic groups to “help maintain the beauty and functionality of green stormwater infrastructure.”
Both the Newbold Community Development Corporation and the Passyunk Square Civic Association have been awarded grants totaling $10,000 and $4,993 respectively.
Commercial property owners can also apply for grants to improve existing stormwater management and incorporate green initiatives in new building construction. South Philly businesses have been awarded $1.92 million.
The graph below shows how South Philly stacks up against the rest of the city.