EPA Green Infrastructure Collaborative

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has joined with the U.S. Department of Transportation, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Department of Agriculture (USDA), Department of Interior, Department of Defense, and Department of Energy to form a Green Infrastructure Collaborative to help communities more easily implement green infrastructure.

EPA will engage with public and private organizations to expand this collaborative and provide a platform for sharing best practices, provide on-the-ground community support, develop actionable planning tools for decision-makers, conduct research on increasing affordability and effectiveness, and align public and private knowledge and resources to promote green infrastructure.

The Collaborative has begun by making the following commitments:

  • Technical assistance to provide on-the-ground support aimed at creating integrated green stormwater management and hazard mitigation plans
  • Recognizing innovative green infrastructure projects
  • Working with States to integrate ecosystems and transportation planning
  • Incorporating green infrastructure practices into agency facilities or lands
  • Emphasizing connections to green infrastructure in existing grant programs.
  • Distilling and broadly disseminating the best ideas and lessons learned from existing grant programs.


EPA has also launched new web content to demonstrate how green infrastructure can be used as a tool for building community resilience to climate change impacts, such as increased heavy rainfall and heat island effect (http://water.epa.gov/infrastructure/greeninfrastructure/climate_res.cfm).

For more information on the federal support letter for the Green Infrastructure Collaborative, visit:

 If you have any trouble accessing the website link above, please find here an archived page. You may find this has limited use.  https://web.archive.org/web/20170111145430/https://www.epa.gov/green-infrastructure 


Publication Date: July 2014

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