Drainage Improvement Program Offers Grant to Property Owners

The City of Richmond recognizes that functioning storm water drainage systems within the city are necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of residents and businesses. The Drainage Improvement Grant Program was created to help residents and businesses solve drainage problems on their property. The program will help keep Richmond drainage systems functioning properly.

The grant program makes funds available to residential and commercial property owners for drainage pipe replacement or new installation. The City of Richmond designates a portion of the Transportation Tax Fund to be utilized as 50/50 grant to assist property owners who wish to replace broken or failing drainage tubes or install new drainage systems in the City right-of-way on their property. Property owners are limited to one project per property per fiscal year.

Property owners must submit an application along with 3 professional bids for service to be considered for the program. The City will inspect the location of the project, select the lowest bid and notify applicant if the project has been approved. Projects are selected on a first come, first serve basis. Adopted standards and procedures must be followed during construction. After project is complete, the property owner must submit a paid receipt. Applicant will be reimbursed for 50 percent of the costs incurred, up to $3,000. Property owners desiring to install the drainage system themselves are eligible, but must demonstrate capability to perform all phases of project.

For more information about the Drainage Improvement Program, please visit the Drainage Improvement Program Page or call Community Development at 816-776-5304.