Located in the Lyman F. Anderson Agriculture and Conservation Center 5201 Fen Oak Drive Room 234 Madison, WI 53718-8827 Map to Fen Oak 608-224-3730 firstname.lastname@example.org
Since 2005, Dane County has made funds available to municipalities for this cost-sharing program to improve old
storm drain outlets that dump untreated stormwater and litter into county lakes, rivers, and streams. The goals
of the Urban Water Quality Grant Program are to improve the quality of urban stormwater runoff entering Dane
County lakes, rivers and streams, increase public awareness of urban water quality issues, and provide public
education about urban stormwater quality improvement practices.
From 2005-2011, the Urban Water Quality Grant Program has addressed 30 projects in 12 Dane County communities,
resulting in an annual reduction of 200 tons of sediment and 460 pounds of attached phosphorus.
In 2012, $2,000,000 is available in this program. Financial assistance is available to municipalities in the
form of cost-sharing up to 50% of the total project cost, not to exceed $100,000 per project. The county
funds are matched with municipal expenditures. Details of the 2012 program can be found in the
Urban Water Quality Grant
Announcement. Grant requests may be submitted and awarded until all cost-sharing funds
have been committed.
The Yahara Waterways Water Trail Guide is a great resource for exploring our area waters.