Community Benefits Program

Community Benefits Through Strategic Partnerships

MSD spends millions of dollars each year building and maintaining the infrastructure to provide wastewater treatment, storm drainage, and flood protection. Our Community Benefits & Strategic Partnerships division exists to help deliver social impacts beyond those immediate capital and maintenance projects.


Ensure that large scale MSD construction and professional services contracting is leveraged to deliver positive economic, environmental, and social impacts for residents of our service area. The mission is accomplished through the following initiatives.

Community Benefits Program

Firms contracting with MSD are encouraged to assist nonprofit activity in the community through workforce development, education, financial or in-kind contributions, volunteering and more. The goal is to continually increase health, equity, and sustainability throughout our community.

Community Success Stories

Workforce Development & Local Labor

MSD partners with workforce development agencies across the community to ensure individuals are trained and prepared for the job opportunities presented by our capital investment activity, internal personnel needs, and the personnel needs of our contractors. These agencies include:

  • Jefferson County Public Schools
  • Louisville Urban League
  • Jefferson Community & Technical College

Strategic Partnerships

Louisville MSD believes in lifting up the great work of nonprofit organizations and schools that support shared education, environmental stewardship, workforce development, and economic goals in the following areas.

  • STEM Education
  • Workforce Development: removing employment barriers, providing training in soft skills, internships, and on-the-job training
  • Environmental Stewardship in support of clean waterways
  • Economic Development: promoting local small businesses, providing mentoring programs, and informational classes such as bid estimating and proposal writing

Apply for Community Partnership assistance.

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