The Prince George’s County Rain Check Rebate Program offers rebate incentives to homeowners, businesses, and others to install practices that will improve stormwater runoff quality, reduce pollution, and improve local stream and river health.
Donor Name: Chesapeake Bay Trust
Type of Grant: Grant
Size of the Grant: up to $6,000
Grant Duration: 12 months
The Rain Check Rebate Program offers rebate incentives to homeowners, businesses, and others to install practices that will improve stormwater runoff quality, reduce pollution, and improve local stream and river health. The goal of this program is to treat impervious cover in the County. Funds for the program are provided by Prince George’s County and the Clean Water Act Fee (supported by County residents).
Total Maximum Rebate Amount for the Property: Individual residential properties including individual residences of a housing cooperative are eligible to receive a lifetime maximum rebate amount of up to $6,000 for each.
Projects must be completed within 12 months from the date that the application was submitted. Requests to extend project completion period are often allowed and will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
Eligible Practices/Project Types and Criteria
Seven types of stormwater practices are eligible for rebates under the Rain Check Rebate Program. These seven practices are defined on the following pages. The seven practices include: rain barrels, cisterns, rain gardens, urban tree canopy, pavement removal, permeable pavement, and green roofs. Each project must meet the practice’s criteria and minimum project size requirements to qualify for a rebate.
Eligible Applicants, Property Types, and Project Locations
An applicant must be the property owner or a nonprofit organization with an agreement to complete a project on public property. Applicants are not eligible for a rebate under this program if the project is part of the permit approval requirements for new building construction or renovations. The following entities are eligible to participate in the Rain Check Rebate Program:
- Residential Property Owners
- Individual residences
- Individual members of housing cooperative
- Commercial, Industrial, and Institutional property owners
- Nonprofit organizations installing a project on public property (Nonprofit organizations established pursuant to Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code)
Property owners within Prince George’s County, Maryland, are eligible to participate with the following exceptions:
- The City of Bowie manages its stormwater program independently of the County. Therefore, properties within the City of Bowie are not eligible for this program.
- The Town of Cheverly, Town of University Park, and City of College Park offer their own tree rebate programs and therefore properties within these Towns and the City while eligible for rain barrel, cistern, rain garden, permeable pavement, pavement removal, and green roof rebates through this program are not eligible for urban tree canopy projects through this program. Applicants are encouraged to contact their Town or City’s Department of Public Works to participate in their tree planting programs.
For more information, visit Chesapeake Bay Trust.