Rain Barrel Workshop Grants

Rain Barrel Workshop Grants provide financial help to neighborhood groups who organize community rain barrel-building workshops. Award size is $40 per participant and applications are accepted year-round.Rain Barrel Workshop grants are available to groups residing in parts of Saint Paul, Roseville, Maplewood, Lauderdale, and Falcon Heights. Check CRWD boundaries to find out if you’re in the watershed district.

Apply For a Rain Barrel Workshop Grant

Organizations may use funds to host a workshop with a local vendor or to help cover the cost of ready-made rain barrels to sell or give to residents. All rain barrel projects must include a component that teaches how rain barrels help prevent water pollution.

How Do I Apply?

Complete an application and describe the method and cost of your rain barrel distribution program. If you’re planning a construction workshop, please contact a vendor for materials at least two months in advance of your workshop.

Contact Information:
Andrew Novak
651-644-8888 Ext.111

How Do I Get Reimbursed

To receive reimbursement after your rain barrel workshop, submit the following items:

  • A brief written summary of the event
  • A legible list of participants and their contact information
  • If applicable, an original receipt or invoice from the workshop/rain barrel vendor
  • At least three digital photos of the event in progress

Submit reporting for your Rain Barrel Workshop project

To check the status of a submitted grant application, please contact CRWD with any questions.

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Reporting and Reimbursement

Grant funding can be used to reimburse expenses related to the design or construction of water quality improvement projects. All activities must be completed according to the project grant agreement prior to reimbursement. Apply for a Rain Barrel Workshop Grant to see specific reporting requirements.