The Rainscaping Small Grants Program is designed to encourage landowners in the Rainscaping Focus Area to use simple techniques on their properties to reduce the impact of storm water on the sewer system. Rainscaping techniques can include features such as rain gardens, bioretention cells, pervious pavement, green roofs, etc. Rainscaping features are designed to slow down, soak up, and reuse the rain water before it gets to the sewer.
Approved applicants will be granted up to $3,000 to add rainscaping features to their properties. There will be between 40 to 50 individual grants available. All landowners/applicants must be in the designated Rainscaping Focus Area and attend a Small Grants Workshop. All workshops will be held at MSD’s administrative offices. Applications will be accepted from February 6 through March 20, 2015.