Information and Forms
- RainScape Rebates Application
- Application Introduction and Hints Presentation
- Landowner Guide
- Eligible Improvements List
- Participating Contractors List
- Online RainScaping Guide
- RainScaping Resources
- RainScaping Presentation
- Cost Comparison Presentation
- Graph Paper
- Drawing Instructions/Example
- List of Invasive Species and Native Alternatives
- Native Plant Sources
- Estimate Roof Area
- Percolation Test Instructions
- Rain Garden/Bioswale Maintenance Overview
We are no longer accepting applications for the RainScape Rebates Program. The purpose of the Rainscape Rebates program was to improve water quality in Deer Creek and its tributaries by installing landscaping that helps capture rain where it falls, instead of allowing water to run off-site. RainScaping can also be employed to help solve a drainage problem, increase aesthetic appeal, improve property values, attract birds and butterflies, and more. Landowners may select from a variety of RainScaping options, including planting a rain garden, installing a rain barrel, amending soil, and/or replacing lawn grass with trees, shrubs, and low-maintenance ground cover.
Landowners in participating municipalities were eligible to take part in a RainScape Rebates program. RainScape Rebates was a voluntary program that financially assisted landowners in the Deer Creek Watershed wishing to landscape their yards to improve stormwater management. Seventy-five percent of the funds were be reserved for residential landowners; the remaining 25 percent were available for schools, churches, businesses, and parks. The maximum rebate per site was 75 percent of documented expenses up to $2,000.
Participating municipalities were:
Applications were due March 21, 2014. No additional applications will be accepted. Due to limited funds, qualified applications were competitively scored. Applicants awarded rebates were notified of funding by April 18, 2014.
See details about awarded proposals from the first, second, and third rounds of funding.
|RainScape Rebates Timeline|
|Round One||Round Two||Round Three|
|Contractor and Landowner Workshops||Feb 2013||May/June 2013||Dec 2013/
|Rebate Applications Due||3.1.13||7.15.13||3.21.14|
|Project Notifications Out||3.18.13||8.15.13||4.18.14|
|Project Receipts and Completion Forms Due||No later than
|No later than
|No later than
|Quality Control/ Ground Truthing/ Completion Forms Processed||Within 6 weeks of receipt of
Project Completion Forms
|Rebate Funds Dispersed to Landowners||Within 12 weeks of receipt of Project Completion Forms|
For more information about how to incorporate rainscaping in your yard, visit the Missouri Botanical Garden's online RainScaping Guide.
The RainScape Rebates program is funded by Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, Mabel Dorn Reeder Foundation, Great Rivers Greenway, Missouri Department of Conservation, participating municipalities, and US EPA Region 7 through the Missouri Department of Natural Resources (subgrant number G11-NPS-15), under Section 319 of the Clean Water Act.