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Water Quality Grants

KC Water created the Water Quality Small Grant Program to help fund projects and activities related to water quality protection, improvement, and education within the city limits of Kansas City, Missouri. The Grant Program is implemented through Overflow Control Program funds set aside for water quality public education and outreach. A minimum of $75,000 is available each year to non-profit organizations and their partners with grant funding capped at $25,000 per organization. Applications for the program are due in January of each year.

The goal of the grant program to improve water quality in our streams, lakes, and rivers, through a reduction in the amount of stormwater, and the contaminants it can carry, entering the combined and separate sewer systems; improve public knowledge of the effect human activities on water quality; and create behavior change within the community to protect water resources and associated infrastructure.

For more information on the Water Quality Small Grant Program, please contact water.education@kcmo.org.

Past Recipients Include:

2016
  • Blue River Watershed Association: KIDS in Streams
  • Bridging the Gap: Be the Solution to Storm Drain Pollution
  • Friends of Kaw Point Park: Hydrocaching and Watershed Education
  • Little Blue River WS Coalition: Blue at the Zoo
  • Little Blue River WS Coalition: Missouri River Watershed Festival
  • Little Blue River WS Coalition/Healthy Rivers Partnership: Big Muddy Clean Up
  • Art and Science on the River, Project Blue River Rescue
  • Stone Lion Puppet Theater: SPLASH – Two Part Community WQ Education Program
2017
  • Blue River Watershed Association: CPR: Communities Protecting Rivers
  • Bridging the Gap: Business Outreach and Stream Clean-up Project
  • Friends of Kaw Point Park: Hydrocaching and Watershed Education
  • Little Blue River WS Coalition: Blue at the Zoo, Missouri River Watershed Festival
  • Little Blue River WS Coalition/Healthy Rivers Partnership: Project Blue River Rescue
  • Stone Lion Puppet Theater: SPLASH – Two Part Community WQ Education Program
  • Missouri River Relief: Using Film to Stimulate STEM Education
  • Kansas City Art Institute: Brush Creek Film Festival

2019

  • Stone Lion Puppet Theater: SPLASH – 2019 KC Water Education Program
  • Green Works in Kansas City – Mighty Missouri SOS
  • Bridging the Gap: Business Outreach and Stream Clean-up Project
  • Friends of Kaw Point Park: Hydrocaching and Watershed Education
  • Little Blue River WS Coalition/Healthy Rivers Partnership: Project Blue River Rescue
  • Little Blue River WS Coalition: The Missouri River & Blue at the Zoo Watershed Festivals
  • The Barstow School: Watt’s Mill Water Quality Project