Rain Barrel/Rain Garden Incentive Program

You Want to Do Your Part. We Want to Help.

The Greater Elkhart County Stormwater Partnership will help homeowners install rain gardens and rain barrels in most of Elkhart County. For homeowners who qualify, the program can reimburse up to $250 for rain garden plants and up to $50 per rain barrel (maximum two rain barrels per parcel).

This incentive program is being funded in 2016 for the seventh year. The program comes as a result of stakeholder input into the Partnership’s stormwater fee.

The program is open to anyone in Elkhart, Goshen, Bristol, or unincorporated areas of Elkhart County. These are the areas where residents pay a stormwater fee to fund the Partnership’s programs.


Let’s Get Started.

To take advantage of the program, the first step is to apply. The application is available at the Elkhart County SWCD office or at the links below. Approval will be given on a first-come, first-served basis while funds last.

In order to qualify for reimbursement, applicants must also attend a workshop on rain gardens and rain barrels.