Storm Water Grant Program

The Storm Water Grant Program uses a portion of the Storm Water Utility Fees to assist with storm water management on private property. These funds may be granted to property owners to prevent or repair storm water related damage and to improve drainage.

Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Measures to prevent erosion.
  • Expense for a contractor to place bank reinforcement.
  • Installation of a drain tile to dry a wet backyard.
  • Silt removal from storm water detention areas. For detention areas to be eligible, the improvements must return the area to the original detention volume.

The program does not include the removal of sump pumps connected to the sanitary sewer or items related to sump pumps. The grant cannot be used for aesthetic improvements only. It does not cover work inside the home.

Please note that the Grant must be approved and awarded prior to construction work commencing.  Grants will not be awarded for work that has already been started or completed.

The 2019 Storm Water Grant Program opened on February 1st, 2019. There is no deadline for your application; we will continue to accept applications until all grant funding is awarded. As of May 6, 2019, we still have funds available in the 2019 program. Please review the grant guidelines carefully. The application can be submitted electronically by filling out the form below and submitting to stormwater@urbandale.org.

Please contact stormwater@urbandale.org if you have any questions.

Additional Resources:

Contact List of potential companies that do storm water and soil quality restoration (SQR) work.

Iowa Storm Water Education Program: http://www.iowastormwater.org/

Polk County SWCD: http://www.polk-swcd.org/

Iowa Department of Natural Resources: http://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water-Quality/Watershed-Improvement

Iowa Storm Water Management Manual: https://www.iowadnr.gov/Environmental-Protection/Water-Quality/NPDES-Storm-Water/Storm-Water-Manual

Iowa Department of Agriculture – Urban Conservation Program: http://www.iowaagriculture.gov/FieldServices/urbanConservation.asp 

United States Department of Agriculture – Natural Resources Conservation Service: http://www.nrcs.usda.gov/wps/portal/nrcs/site/national/home/

  1. Storm Water


  2. Kristin Brostrom

    Senior Engineer

  3. Mike Dunagan

    Engineering & Stormwater Technician