Community Rain Barrel Demonstration Grant
Community organizations, you are invited to apply for a grant that can give you up to two rain barrels to be installed in a public space to help you become an active steward of local watershed water quality. Join these organizations who are 2017 grant recipients:
- Church of 4 Seasons United Methodist Church
- Housing Opportunities
- Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
- Moraine Ridge Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
- Neighbors’ Educational Opportunities
- Porter County Career and Tech Center
- Porter County Farm Bureau
- Porterco Conservation Trust
- Shirley Heinze Land Trust
- Town of Burns Harbor Redevelopment Commission
Community organizations may include:
- homeowners associations
- property owners associations
- community gardens
- parks which have accessible and highly used public spaces
Public spaces may include:
- community green spaces and gazebos
- community gardens
While the grant is non-competitive, there are certain criteria on which each application will be evaluated:
- Innovative – new project or new method of accomplishing water quality protection.
- Effective – project will reduce stormwater runoff.
- Transferable – project has the ability to be emulated to other public spaces and homes.
- Sustainable – project should continue after the grant period.
- Use of available resources – project should incorporate recycled content materials whenever possible.
Rain barrels should be installed where
- The rain water collected will reduce stormwater runoff
- The rain water collected will serve as water for surrounding vegetation
- The rain barrel(s) will be highly visible to all visitors
- The rain barrel(s) will have educational signage to encourage personal use of rain barrels
Applicants must complete the grant application form and submit it electronically to info@PorterCountyRecycling.org.
Supplies are limited! Download application materials today.
For more information, contact Therese Haller, 465-3694.
Funding for this program was provided in part by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, Lake Michigan Coastal Program.