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Green Infrastructure for NH Coastal Watershed Communities
APPLICATION FORM
Community Implementation Funding
Green Infrastructure for NH Coastal Watershed Communities
Finding better ways to control stormwater
Applications must be received by 4:00pm on November 5, 2013.
Submissions may be mailed or emailed.
Mail: Julie LaBranche, Rockingham Planning Commission, 156 Water
Street, Exeter, NH 03833 or Email: [email protected]
Using the format below, please respond to each of the 7 application elements. Supporting
documents may be attached when requested or necessary; however, for documents that are
archived on a website URL references are preferred.
Please keep responses to each of the 7 application elements to the minimum necessary (for
example, one page or less). To the extent possible when emailing the application, keep the
number of files to a minimum by combining files such as PDF’s and other types of
documents.
Note: For application scoring purposes, points are assigned to 5 of the 7 application
elements as outlined below for a total possible score of 100 points.
All projects must be successfully implemented by September 2014.
MUNICIPAL INFORMATION
Municipality:
Address:
Primary Contact - Name:
Primary Contact – Phone and Email:
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Identified Problem or Needs (25/100 points) – maps or photos may also be attached.
The implementation community shall identify specific elements from the Green Infrastructure
Toolbox that they would like to implement. Please describe the general goals of the proposed
project(s) and specific objectives, if any have been identified. Refer to the Instructions document
for a list of Green Infrastructure Toolbox options. Also describe how this project will influence
or change your approach to managing resources in the future. If you have multiple parts to your
proposal, explain how they will compliment, or leverage each other.
1.
Municipal and Community Support (25/100 points)
The implementation community must demonstrate formal, on-going support for the project
objectives through letters of commitment from the municipal council or board of selectmen. A
general budget should be included in any application that details funds requested as well as any
potential community match that will be provided. In general projects should be in the $15,000 to
$25,000 range. Additional letters of commitment or support will help the project, especially
from the boards and/or commissions that are critical to the fulfillment of the applicant’s
objectives (i.e. Planning Board, Department of Public Works, Conservation Commission, etc.).
2.
Experience with Green Infrastructure/Stormwater Management (25/100 points)
The implementation community should be actively pursuing or planning innovative stormwater
management or green infrastructure approaches embodied in the “green infrastructure
community approach” guidelines developed and documented by this project’s advisory board.
We recognize that some towns may be in the early phases of stormwater planning and
management. Your early efforts are important and may score as high as more experienced
communities if representative of a strong and growing commitment consistent with the green
infrastructure community approach. Refer to the Instructions document for a complete
description of the green infrastructure community approach guidelines. Examples include:
3.
a) Adoption of a zoning ordinance or regulation updates that incorporate state-of-the-art
stormwater management and water quality standards and criteria (please describe). If the
current zoning ordinance and/or regulations do not require implementation of Green
Infrastructure or Low Impact Development practices, include a letter of support from the
Planning Board or Town Planner expressing a commitment to review and consider the SWA
stormwater standards (available at
http://www.southeastwatershedalliance.org/stormwater.html).
b) Support for stormwater control and water quality protection in the Master Plan or other town
documents.
c) Successful municipal implementation or plans for best management practices, green
infrastructure or low impact development practices; and any other stormwater projects or
initiatives.
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d) Commitment by the municipality to engage and inform community members about their
project implementation efforts.
Community Outreach and Engagement (10/100 points)
The implementation community should be able and willing to share experiences with other
watershed communities through assistance with the development of case studies, interviews,
participation in future outreach activities and willingness to continue work with the Project
Team. Please describe your willingness to meet this requirement, and any innovative ideas you
may have for outreach. How are you going to engage in this project now and in the future?
4.
Match or in-kind Contribution (15/100 points)
The implementation community should be willing to commit resources in the form of personnel,
materials, equipment, or volunteer time. Some form of contribution is required, but we
understand that available resources vary by community. Please describe what resources will be
committed for match as part of the proposal. If cash match is proposed, provide an itemized
budget including total dollar amount and dollar amount assigned to specific line items (i.e.
purchase of materials, printing, etc.).
5.
All applicants are required to provide a response to the following two elements; however,
these elements will not be scored.
6. Project Management
The implementation community must designate a lead point of contact assigned to manage the
project and interact with the Project Team. Please describe your community’s ability to meet
this requirement.
7. Project Sustainability
The implementation community must commit to full ownership of the GI product developed
through the project (if applicable), and the sustainability of that resource over time. This may
include maintenance of constructed BMPs, enforcement of standards, and other activities as
appropriate. Please describe your community’s ability to meet this requirement.
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