Stormwater Repair Grant
In response to some residents experiencing stormwater problems, Forest Park has developed the Stormwater Repair Grant. This grant is open to homeowners with stormwater projects requiring exterior work in order to maintain or intercept the flow of water that ties directly into Forest Park's stormwater system and is the result of runoff from neighboring properties.
Work may be completed by the homeowner or qualified contractor. However, a homeowner will not be reimbursed for the costs of their own labor or the labor of family members. This program reimburses the homeowner for 50% of the repair costs incurred, up to $1000, and must be supported by receipts and/or invoices. Once completed, the work must be inspected by the City to ensure the project meets quality standards. Typical projects include cutting, clearing, or reestablishing drainage swales, erosion control, or installing catch basins and pipes.
Installing sump pumps, replacing crushed or clogged drainage tile, fixing wet basements, landscaping projects, or projects associated with new construction are not eligible.
If you would like to apply for this grant, please complete a Repair Grant Application and return it to the department of Stormwater Utility at 1201 W Kemper Rd. Forest Park, OH 45240.