Dane County is accepting applications from local governments for a program that aims to provide money for projects that would help clean up urban runoff pollution.

County Executive Joe Parisi announced on Monday that the county has again begun accepting applications for its Urban Water Quality Grant Program. In all, the program will award $1.4 million this year for the construction of storm water management facilities.

Projects that fall in areas discharging the highest amounts of sediment and phosphorus-laden debris — such as yard or pet waste — into a body of water are eligible for a grant that would cover 75 percent of all costs. Projects outside of these targeted areas could receive money that would cover 50 percent of their costs. Read the full DailyReporter.com story here.