Stormwater BMP Material Assistance Program

The City of Dubuque has implemented a Stormwater Best Management Practice (BMP) Material Assistance Program to encourage residents to make improvements on their property to reduce the quantity or improve the quality of stormwater runoff from their site.

Qualifying projects include:

  • Rain Gardens
  • Bio-Retention Swales
  • Permeable Paving Systems
  • and Streambank Restoration
Funding of this program is limited and renewed on a fiscal year basis which runs from July 1 through June 30. Assistance is for materials only. The City may reimburse up to $1,000 or 50% of the total project cost, whichever is less. All implementation of the project is the responsibility of the property owner. 


To apply for this program, residents need to complete a Stormwater BMP Material Assistance Application. For questions, contact Deron Muehring with the City of Dubuque Engineering Department at (563) 589-4276 or by email at