City of Glenarden, MD

Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP) Grant Program

The City of Glenarden has been severly affected by stormwater runoff with flooding impacting many residents each year. To assist homeowners and promote environmentally friendly mitigation efforts,
the City Council passed legislation to establish a Stormwater Best Management Practices (BMP)
Grant Program. This program will provide a rebate to property owners that install stormwater best
management practices that help to enhance the water quality of the stormwater runoff and/or decrease the amount of stormwater runoff that enters the stormwater drainage system. 

The total program grant is $200,000 funded by the American Rescue Plan Act monies. Each
residential homeowner (one per address) will be allowed to apply to receive a reimbursement of up to
$2,000 for any qualifying costs related to:

a. Bio-retention cells/Rain gardens installation
b. Permeable pavement installation
c. Rain barrels installation
d. Streambank stabilization
e. Soil quality restoration

Applications will be received and pre-approved on a rolling basis beginning September 1, 2022 until
the allocated grant funding has been exhausted. Upon receipt of a pending pre-approval, applicants
must enter into a grant agreement with the City. Work cannot proceed until the grant agreement
has been signed and the application has been pre-approved by the City.

Reimbursement for approved work will be by direct payment to the property owner applicant. The
work must have been performed and completed between the dates of September 1, 2022 and
September 30, 2023 to be eligible for the rebate program. After work is completed and by no later
than October 31, 2023, additional documentation will be required including receipts or itemized
contractor’s invoice, proof of payment, and project photos. Read the full the Stormwater (BMP) Grant Guidelines & Application here

Application Process

Applications will be received and pre-approved on a rolling basis beginning September 1, 2022 until the allocated grant funding has been exhausted. Upon receipt of a pending pre-approval, applicants must enter into a grant agreement with the City. Work cannot proceed until the grant agreement has been signed and the application has been pre-approved by the City. You have a better chance of having your application pre-approved if all requirements are met and submitted at the time of application. We will not review an application without the required documentation (outlined under each stormwater management practice.) To access the application, please go to the City website or by clicking here. All applications and supporting documentation must be submitted electronically. 

Please allow 10 business days from when all documentation has been submitted to receive a pending pre-approval decision and the grant agreement. Upon return of the signed agreement, provided there is still funding available, your application will be pre-approved. If you have any questions, please contact Consuella Barbour, City Manager at (301) 773-2100 or cbarbour@cityofglenarden.org

CITY OF GLENARDEN, MARYLAND STORMWATER BEST MANAGEMENT PRATICES (BMP) GRANT AGREEMENT