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Rockville Revitalizes RainScapes Rebates with Chesapeake Bay Trust Partnership

Rockville is proud to partner with the Chesapeake Bay Trust, a leader in engaging communities in protecting local watersheds, for an improved and expanded RainScapes Rebates program that helps residents save more money when installing sustainable landscaping and small-scale stormwater practices on their property.

Eligible properties, including single-family homes and townhouses, homeowners and condominium associations, and other nonprofits can now receive up to $5,000 in rebates.

The expanded list of eligible practices includes three new projects: rain gardens, cisterns and green roofs. Additionally, rebate rates for permeable paver retrofits, pavement removal and conservation landscaping have been increased to offset the higher cost of these projects. See the table to the right for all eligible projects and rebate amounts.

To be eligible, property owners must apply before project installation and submit itemized receipts and/or final invoices for all project costs. Rebate amounts will not exceed documented costs. Visit www.rockvillemd.gov/rainscapes to learn more information and apply.

Chesapeake Bay Trust staff will review and process rebate applications and perform site visits, and are available to answer property owners’ questions. Email [email protected].

The RainScapes Rebates program is part of the city’s efforts to meet its Climate Action Plan goals by creating private property incentives and education programs to promote tree planting and environmentally friendly landscape conversions and practices.

ProjectRebate
Permeable Paver Retrofit$14 per square foot
Conservation Landscaping$5 or $6* per square foot
Pavement Removal $3 or $6** per square foot
Rain Barrels $1 per gallon
Cisterns$1 per gallon
Tree Canopy$150 per tree
Rain Garden$10 per square foot
Green Roofs$9 per square foot

* Higher rebate option for conservation landscapes that include soil improvement through decompaction and compost amendment.
** Higher rebate option for pavement removal replaced with conservation landscaping.

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