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RainReady Program

Center for Neighborhood Technology

  • Program Environment
  • Program Area Addressing the Freshwater Challenge
  • Grant Amount $75,000
  • Grant Period May 1, 2015–April 30, 2016
  • Location Chicago, IL, United States
  • Geographic Focus Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin

About this grant

Many Great Lakes’ cities have aging stormwater infrastructure which is unable to keep up with more frequent and intense rains. As a result, stormwater runoff washes toxic materials and sediments into local waterways and can also flood homes and businesses. The Center for Neighborhood Technology, a nonprofit organization based in Chicago, Illinois, designs and implements strategies that support livable and sustainable urban communities. With Mott support, the grantee will conduct a pilot program to help selected Great Lakes’ communities adopt practices to prevent and minimize flooding and water pollution. Based on the results, the grantee will refine and expand its RainReady program, develop a replicable model, and share information with other Great Lakes’ communities.