Funding and Financing Natural Infrastructure
Best Practices and Lessons Learned
A key need for implementing more natural infrastructure is funding to scope, design, construct, monitor, and adaptively manage these projects. SAGE and the USACE Engineering With Nature program have collaboratively developed a series of case studies to share innovative examples of funding and financing natural infrastructure. From homeowner cost-sharing programs to watershed-wide wetland restoration efforts, our case studies highlight funding and financing approaches that can be applied across a range of natural infrastructure techniques and scales.
The goal of this project is to raise awareness about a diversity of project types and funding/financing mechanisms. Our library of case studies will increase as additional projects are identified. Practitioners can nominate projects to be featured by contacting the project leads Matthew Smith (matthew.a.smith2 at usace.army.mil) and Margaret Kurth (margaret.h.kurth at usace.army.mil).