The Chesapeake Bay Trust is proud to partner with Prince George’s County on its Rain Check Rebate Program, offering incentives to homeowners, businesses, and others to install practices that will improve stormwater runoff quality, reduce runoff quantity, and improve local streams and rivers.
Program Status: This program is currently OPEN. Funds are available on a first come, first served basis, and demand for the program this fiscal year has been high.
What this funds: The Rain Check Rebate Program provides eligible applicants the opportunity to receive a reimbursement for installing approved stormwater management practices. Homeowners, businesses, and nonprofit entities can recoup some of the costs of installing practices covered by the program. At this time, Bowie property owners are not eligible to participate in this program.
How much can be awarded: Up to $4,000 for residential property owners; up to $20,000 for institutional properties, commercial properties, multi-family dwellings, nonprofit organizations, homeowners associations, condominium associations, and civic associations. Projects whose costs exceed the rebate cap must have separate funding to pay for the difference.
Are you a Non-Profit working on Residential Property?: Non-profits working with residential property owners to install Rain Check Rebate Practices may be eligible for grant funding to receive pre-construction funds. Contact the Rain Check Coordinator to discuss this option before applying. For more information and to apply: click here.
Need Help Finding a Landscape Professional?: The Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Contractor Training Completion List contains the names of those individuals and companies that have attended and completed a county-sponsored training course.
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7 Eligible Practices
The Rain Check Rebate Program provides eligible applicants the opportunity to receive a reimbursement for installing approved stormwater management practices. Click on each eligible practice to learn more and view guidelines.
Rain Check Rebate Application Process
All Rain Check Rebate applicants must be the property owner and submit an online application. Applications for all projects must be approved by the Trust prior to project installation, with the exception of rain barrel projects. If you have questions regarding the application process, please contact the Rain Check Coordinator, Bre’Anna Brooks, at 410-974-2941 x112 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Five easy steps to apply for a Rain Check Rebate:
Step 1 – Review the Application Instructions to determine eligibility.
Step 2 – Determine which practices you want to install on your property.
NOTE: If you are unsure which practice(s) might be suitable, submit an application with estimates. The Rain Check Coordinator will help finalize the practice types and sizes during a site visit.
Step 3 – Review and sign the appropriate Property Owner Agreement, and then upload with your online application.
NOTE: Complete the agreement with as much information as you know, read the Terms and Conditions, and sign the document.
Step 4 – Submit an online application by clicking the “Get Started” button.
Step 5 – The Rain Check Coordinator will review your application and contact you about next steps. The review process may take up to two weeks after the submission date.
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“This is a very worthwhile program to help protect our local waterways and the Chesapeake Bay. We planted over 15 trees on our property to help reduce stormwater runoff... The coordinator continued to act as a liaison with Prince George's County regarding our rebate and we were reimbursed in full. We are very happy we found out about this program!”Jessica and FranklinRebate Amount: $2,100
"I think the entire Rain Check Rebate program is a great idea... I was very impressed with the program coordinator, who paid a visit to my house, looked over the installation, and expertly answered all my questions."DougRebate Amount: $100
"This program is a no-brainer if you are considering any of the green initiatives they cover, which run the gamut. The process of applying for a rebate was so much easier and more straightforward than we expected... Good stuff by Prince George's County and the Chesapeake Bay Trust!"Val and DanielRebate Amount: $4,000
"My husband and I had been wanting to set up rain barrels around our home for a few years. When we finally found the right barrels last summer... We did not have to use our outside water faucets to water plants the whole growing season! ...the Rain Check Rebate program... covered over half [of the expenses] and was a nice reward for doing a little bit to help the environment and the Chesapeake Bay."FrancesRebate Amount: $440