Water Quality Grants

The Bureau of Water manages several programs that offer grants to help implement local water projects. Below is a description of those programs.


  • Green Infrastructure Grant Opportunities - The Green Infrastructure Grant Opportunities Program provides funding opportunities for projects to construct green infrastructure best management practices (BMPs) that prevent, eliminate, or reduce water quality impairments by decreasing stormwater runoff into Illinois' rivers, streams, and lakes. BMPs may be located on both public or private land.
  • Nonpoint Source Grants - Grants are available to local units of government and other organizations to protect water quality in Illinois. Projects must address water quality issues relating directly to nonpoint source pollution.
  • ILMA Scholarship - Two $1,000 scholarship grants will be offered annually for coursework or research involving Midwest lake ecosystems management. Applications for grants are available annually and are due no later than December 31.