2017 Minnesota Landscaping and Irrigation Rebates

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2017 Minnesota Landscaping and Irrigation Rebates

Posted by All Metro Service Companies LLC
5 years ago | April 20, 2017

If you are considering landscaping your yard this year, you may be eligible to save money depending on where you live. Below is a list of 2017 Minnesota Landscaping and Irrigation Rebates or grants that are offered in the Twin Cities area.


2017 Minnesota Landscaping and Irrigation Rebates by County 

View a list of the available county landscaping and irrigation rebates below

Anoka County (Anoka Conservation District)

Dates: Ongoing What’s Covered: Installation of rain gardens
Amount Awarded: 75% of eligible expenses for curb-cut rain gardens
Link:  https://www.anokaswcd.org/images/AnokaSWCD/Financial/Cost_Share_Guidelines_11_17_16%20.pdf

Anoka Conservation District will award 75% of your expenses for a curb cut rain garden. The garden must direct stormwater into a central basin which should be filled with native plants and proper soil for infiltration. Preference is given to curb-cut rain gardens where there is drainage from the street or parking areas.  

Dates: Ongoing
What’s Covered: Establishment or enhancement of habitat restoration
Amount Awarded: 50% of eligible expenses for the creation of wildlife habitats
Link:  https://www.anokaswcd.org/images/AnokaSWCD/Financial/Cost_Share_Guidelines_11_17_16%20.pdf

Anoka Conservation District will award 50% of your expenses for the creation of areas that create habitats in areas where it is beneficial for wildlife. Examples include prairie plantings, pollinator gardens, invasive species removal or prescribed burning.

Dakota County

Dates: Program is ongoing although classes for 2017 run through June 6th
What’s Covered: Installation of Rain Gardens
Amount Awarded: Varies per project
Link: https://www.co.dakota.mn.us/Environment/WaterQuality/Stormwater/Pages/raingardens.aspx

Dakota County and Dakota County Soil and Water offer grant assistance on the installation of new gardens that help promote clean soil and water. To receive the grant you need to attend the Landscaping for clean water and design classes. You will need to pre-register for the events through the Dakota County website. Once there, they will teach you the basics on how to landscape your yard to help promote clean water.

Hennepin County

Dates: Mid-September for 6 weeks
What’s Covered: Landscaping that helps improve water quality and is environmentally friendly
Amount Awarded: $5,000-$25,000
Link: http://www.hennepin.us/residents/environment/natural-resources-funding

Hennepin County has a grant program called the Good Steward Grant that is available to homeowners and, “are primarily for smaller projects that improve water quality, enhance natural areas and promote environmental stewardship to the community. A typical grant amount is $5,000 to $15,000, with a maximum amount of $25,000.” Their website states that applications were being taken through November 4th, 2016 but we contacted the city and they let us know that they are expected to open applications up again mid-September 2017 and runs for 6 weeks.

Ramsey County

Dates: Program is ongoing although classes for 2017 run through June 6th
What’s Covered: Landscaping that is designed to improve wildlife habitat and water quality
Amount Awarded: Dependent upon available funds
Link: https://www.ramseycounty.us/sites/default/files/NATURE%20program%20brochure.pdf

Nature Program a program run by the Ramsey County Conservation District to help promote the urban living environment. They will offer free assistance for designing rain gardens and other restoration projects that qualify. Those interested in cost sharing must go through an application process and sign a share contract that agrees to maintain the area for a minimum of 5 years.

 


2017 Minnesota Landscaping and Irrigation Rebates by City

View a list of the available city landscaping and irrigation rebates below

Chanhassen

Dates: Ongoing
What’s Covered: Replacement of a minimum of 200 sq. ft. of landscaping with native plants.
Amount Awarded: Will be distributed as funds allow
Link: http://www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=1132
Chanhassen offers landscaping rebates to any homeowner or business that replaces a minimum of 200 sq. ft. of irrigated/watered lawn with a WaterWise landscape. This means that plants or lawn areas need to be replaced with plants that are drought tolerant and compliant with a zone 4 gardening zone.


Dates: Expires 7/31/2017
What’s Covered: Replacement of old irrigation controller with a WaterSense irrigation controller
Amount Awarded: Up to $250
Link: http://www.ci.chanhassen.mn.us/index.aspx?NID=1194

Up to $250 can be give to Chanhassen residents who replace existing irrigation controllers with WaterSense labelled, weather-based Irrigation Controllers. New construction homes are not eligible and those who are need to provide a valid receipt during the 2017 year. This grant expires July 31st, 2017.

Eden Prairie

Dates: Ongoing
What’s Covered: Pervious pavement installation
Amount Awarded: 50% of the project amount with a maximum of $1,500
Link: http://www.edenprairie.org/community/sustainable-eden-prairie/water/water-conservation-rebate-programs/pervious-pavement-rebates

Eden Prairie will offer rebate money to residents that help improve water quality by installing pervious pavement and pavers. This rebate includes pervious pavers, asphalt or concrete on residential property – including driveways, patios, parking areas and sidewalks. It is good for a single project done, with a maximum grant amount of $1,500. All projects must be approved by the City prior to construction.


Dates: Ongoing
What’s Covered: Landscaping that helps improve water quality.
Amount Awarded: 50% of the project amount with a maximum of $1,500
Link:
http://www.edenprairie.org/community/sustainable-eden-prairie/water/water-conservation-rebate-programs/landscaping-rebates

Eden Prairie will offer rebates for residents who landscape their lawns and yards to help improve water quality. These areas include sdhoreland buffers planted at lake, wetland or creek shorelines, rain gardens, infiltration basins or pollinator gardens designed, constructed and planted to capture stormwater runoff. The maximum rebate is up to $1,500 and the City must inspect the project before and after installation. 75% or more of the plants that are used must be native plants and be approved.


Dates: Ongoing
What’s Covered: Installation or replacement of irrigation system and/or controller to a Watersense irrigation system
Amount Awarded: Prices vary depending on project
Link:
http://www.edenprairie.org/community/sustainable-eden-prairie/water/water-conservation-rebate-programs/irrigation-rebates

Up to $200 can be give to Eden Prairie residents who replace existing irrigation controllers with WaterSense labelled, weather-based Irrigation Controllers. Replacement of current irrigation systems for a new WaterSense system can qualify for a full rebate. Replacement or addition of a stormwater reuse system to a current irrigation system can also qualify for a rebate up to 50% of the cost. Audits conducted by WaterSense contractors that result in the replacement of of smart controllers or rain sensors with WaterSense-labeled products may also qualify for a full rebate of the audit cost.

Fridley

Dates: Ongoing
What’s Covered: Replacement of irrigation system controller or broken sprinkler heads to a more efficient WaterSense system.
Amount Awarded: Up to $200
Link: http://www.ci.fridley.mn.us/watergrant

Fridley will award residents with a rebate up to $200 if they have an audit by a WaterSense audit-certified professional. The rebate covers controller replacement with a WaterSense labeled controller, or the replacement of broken or inefficient sprinkler heads.

MapleWood

Dates: Ongoing
What’s Covered: Reimbursement for planting native shade trees
Amount Awarded: Up to $200
Link: http://maplewoodmn.gov/1071/Tree-Purchase-Rebate

Maplewood will reimburse residents for planting native shade trees. Rebates cover up to 50% of the cost of the tree, with a maximum $100 per tree. Each household or business may purchase up to 4 trees a year and have a maximum of $200 in rebates.

Newport

Dates: Ends June 30th, 2017
What’s Covered: Updates irrigation systems or controllers
Amount Awarded: Up to $100
Link: http://www.ci.newport.mn.us/WaterConservationRebate.php
Newport will offer rebates up to $100 for irrigation systems with rain sensors or Smart Controllers that have been installed. These funds are on a first come, first serve basis and are limited.

Northfield

Dates: Program is ongoing but applications are only accepted from January 1st- May 31st
What’s Covered: Purchase of rain barrel or installation of rain garden
Amount Awarded: $20-$250 depending on project
Link: http://www.ci.northfield.mn.us/338/Rain-Garden-Rain-Barrels

Residents who install a rain barrel are eligible for a $20 rebate which will be put towards their utility bill. Northfield also offers a Rain Garden Incentive Program where residents can receive 50% back (with a maximum of $250) on rain garden installation.

Rosemount

Dates: Ends June 2017
What’s Covered: Installation of WaterSense Irrigation Controllers
Amount Awarded: Up to $150
Link: http://www.ci.rosemount.mn.us/272/Water-Conservation

Up to $150 can be given to residents who install WaterSense irrigation controllers.

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