Applications are now being accepted for the 2016 round of sewer backup protection grants, a program that provides financial assistance to install systems to protect from sewer backup during a heavy rain event. Work eligible for funding includes installing an overhead sewer system or a backflow prevention system. Homeowners may qualify for 50 percent of the total cost of sewer backup prevention improvements, up to a maximum of $3,500. Details on the program, including the application materials, are posted at www.oak-park.us/sewergrant. For more information on the program, call 708.358.5410 or email email@example.com.