The City of Gary’s Environmental Affairs and Green Urbanism Department began the “Vacant to Vibrant” project in 2014 with the goal of embedding green infrastructure throughout the community to reduce stormwater runoff, catalyze community revitalization and enhance biodiversity. With support from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (USEPA) Green Infrastructure Technical Assistance Program, the City of Gary was able to develop community engagement tools for incorporating green infrastructure into the City’s stormwater management plan. The City identified eligible “Vacant to Vibrant” sites as those that were abandoned, frequently flooded and located in neighborhoods with declining populations. Three lots were selected, two of which contained vacant, uninhabitable homes that had to be demolished; the third lot was already free of structures. Each green infrastructure installation cost $18,000, including labor and materials. Additionally, grant funding supported community engagement, overhead and ongoing scientific monitoring. Gary received funding from the Cleveland Botanical Garden, Indiana University Northwest and Strong Cities, Strong Communities. The USEPA’s Technical Assistance Program supported community outreach efforts in the form of mailing surveys, eliciting feedback and creating and distributing informational fact sheets and handouts to the community.