Picture of a rain garden with a shovel and the sun shining through

Slow water down and soak it up on your property while providing beautification, home to pollinators, shade, places to gather, flood protection, and so much more. Learn how you can get started today! 

Before applying for a rebate, participants must attend a mandatory design workshop to start planning your projects. Use our pre-application worksheet to prepare for the workshop. 

Please note: Attending the workshop does not guarantee your rebate but is mandatory to be eligible for the program. There is a limited number of rebates available. Due to the funding of the project residents in wards 1, 2 and 13 will be given priority. You can still attend the workshop to gain valuable knowledge and resources.

Upcoming Design Workshop – May 8th, 2021, 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM (EST).

For those that qualify for rebates, the following include the types of projects and expenses that are eligible for reimbursement. Selected projects that meet program requirements and complete all the program milestones will be reimbursed for eligible expenses up to $500. 

Program Requirements: 

– Must be the homeowner or have written consent to complete the work

– Able to complete program milestones (check-in dates and final project due dates, expense tracking and photo progress) 

*Properties residing in Ward 1, 2 or 13 will have priority in 2021

Eligible Projects: - Rain Gardens - Permeable Paving - Dry Rock Swale - Bioswale - Infiltration Galleries - Soakaway Pits Eligible Expenses: Material Costs - Native Plants - Soil - Gravel - Rocks +More

One-on-One Consultations

Eligible participants will receive a follow-up from Green Venture staff to either book an in-person consultation with our Rain Coach or a virtual appointment to discuss their project more in depth. 

Access to Rain Coach Feedback and Resources

After meeting with our team, you will confirm if your project will go ahead as planned. Green Venture staff will provide resources as needed regarding your project. You may contact our team including the Rain Coach along the way, from plant suggestions to soil amendment tips.

Our team will let you know when check-in dates are approaching, remind you of expense tracking and to take progress photos along the way. All Spring projects must be completed by August 31, 2021. 

Green Venture staff will visit your site to verify your project, collect receipts and provide you with a complimentary lawn sign