Landscaping Rebates

Apply for Landscaping Rebate

Rain GardenQualifications

  • Shoreline buffers, rain gardens or pollinator gardens designed and constructed to treat stormwater runoff
  • Buckthorn removal; considered on case-by-case basis and requires Vegetation Alteration Permit [PDF]
  • Eden Prairie resident with non-delinquent water/sewer utility account; project installed at address listed on account

Rebate Amount

  • 50 percent of pretax direct project costs, up to maximum of $1,500
  • Applicant required to pay 10 percent of project cost
  • In-kind labor may be considered for rebate if itemized for a grant; must not exceed $10 per hour (volunteer labor not reimbursed); considered on case-by-case basis
  • Payment issued when project completed
  • Funding is limited; available on first-come, first-served basis

Rebate Guidelines

  • Plans must be approved by City prior to construction
  • Must commit to complete and maintain project for minimum of five years
  • Project within right of way requires signed agreement with City engineer
  • Project must start and be completed in current calendar year
  • City staff must inspect project area before and after installation
  • At least 75 percent of vegetation planted must be native species identified by University of MN Bee Lab or Blue Thumb
  • Must be completed in accordance with City Code section 9.71 on native landscaping
  • Applicant must secure all permits necessary for project
  • Information regarding other grants or rebates must be provided; City rebate cannot cover costs paid from another funding source

Required Documents

  • Itemized invoice or receipt upon project completion
  • Drawing of project area in relation to yard and home, including dimensions (size and percent of area converted) and utility locations
  • Brief description of project goals, including:
    • Project partners, if any
    • List of proposed plants (common and scientific)
    • Soil test results (nutrients and/or infiltration rate)
    • Proposed soil improvements, if needed
    • Design assistance used to develop plan
    • Planned use of irrigation, if any

Contact the City's Sustainability Specialist with questions regarding water conservation rebate programs.

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