Living Shorelines Homeowner Incentive Pilot Program:
To help meet the goals of the City’s Sustainability Action Plan a new grant program, called the Living Shorelines Homeowner Incentive Pilot Program, has been created to incentivize Satellite Beach homeowners who live along the Indian River Lagoon into building living shorelines and stormwater retention areas on their properties. This program affords residents the opportunity to become more involved in helping to improve the City’s resiliency and the health of its surrounding environment. It will also expand initiatives relating specifically to the Sustainability Action Plan’s Green Achievement Target #20, designing and implementing soft infrastructure techniques to help control and filter stormwater runoff.
This small grant for lagoon front homes will serve as part of the City’s match for a National Estuary Program-funded grant partnership between the City and the Florida Institute of Technology (FIT). As part of this program residents who live along the lagoon can apply on a first-come, first served basis for a minimum of $100 and a maximum $500 in matching funds to create either a living shoreline or bioswales along the Lagoon-side of their backyard. Funds can be used to purchase plants and related materials for the exclusive purpose of reducing stormwater impacts on the lagoon. Spent funds will be reimbursed upon completion of the planting when all receipts are presented.
Applications are available here and should be emailed or delivered to Nicholas Sanzone, Environmental Programs Coordinator for the City of Satellite Beach at 565 Cassia Boulevard Satellite Beach, FL 32937. Please direct any and all questions to Mr. Sanzone via phone (321.773.4409 ext. 227) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As this project receives applicants their funding request will be vetted. Once approved, project progress will be documented via educational videos, photos, social media post, and City website updates.