Now Accepting Applications for
Realize Rain Gardens Rochester Cost-Share Grants


Contact: Stephanie Hatzenbihler

Environmental Education Specialist – Public Works

507-328-2440 or


Did you know the City of Rochester has a cost-share grant program for residential and community rain gardens?

The 2018 Realize Rain Gardens Rochester Cost-Share Program will award up to 7 grants for 50% of verifiable costs, up to a maximum of $750 per project! Eligible expenditures for reimbursement through the Cost-Share Grant include the cost of rain garden design, plants, mulch soil amendment, related materials and labor. To be considered for a 2018 Cost-Share Grant, rain gardens must be installed in 2018 on parcels within Rochester’s city limits and outside of utility and drainage easements or road rights-of-way. Both residential customers and non-profit organizations, including schools, located within the city limits of Rochester are eligible. Applicants have until May 1, 2018 to submit their application for a cost-share grant to assist in the creation of a rain garden.

More information and Realize Rain Gardens Rochester Cost-Share Grant Applications can be found at

People without computer access may contact Stephanie Hatzenbihler, Public Works Department at (507) 328-2440 to request an application package or obtain assistance while preparing grant applications.

Interested in applying?  Join us for a grant writing workshop!

Realize Rain Gardens Rochester Cost Share Grant Writing Workshop

Date: Monday, February 26, 2018 at 6pm

Place: Cascade Meadow – St. Mary’s University, 2900 19th St NW

Cost: Free. No reservations are necessary.