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Rochester, MN  55904

Phone:  507-328-2440

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Realize Rain Gardens Rochester Cost-Share Grants

Accepting Applications & Planning Workshop

Post Date:01/10/2019 2:24 PM

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

The 2019 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 2019 Cost-Share Grant, rain gardens must be installed in 2019 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, 2019 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 on our Realize Rain Gardens Rochester page

Interested in applying?  Join us for a rain garden planning workshop!


Planning your Rain Garden

Date: Tuesday, February 12, 2018 at 7pm

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

Cost: Free. No reservations are necessary.


Stephanie Hatzenbihler

Environmental Education Specialist

Public Works Department

City of Rochester | 201 4th Street SE, Room 108 | Rochester MN 55904

Phone 507.328.2440 | Main 507.328.2400 | Fax 507.328.2401

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