Enhanced Homeowner and Organizational Grant Program

In order to promote rain gardens in the Toledo-Lucas County area, we have limited funding available through the Great Lakes Protection Fund in partnership with the Institute of Water Research at Michigan State University . Homeowners may receive grants up to $150 and organizations up to $500.

If you are interested in seeking financial assistance in the construction of a rain garden, please download the request for funding form and follow the instructions in the cover letter.

  • Application cover letter
  • RGI Selection Application

For assistance with evaluating project maintenance requirements, determining cost, etc.:

  • City of Toledo- Division of Environmental Services
    • 419-936-3015
  • Lucas County Soil and Water Conservation District
    • 419-893-1966
  • Master Gardeners – OSU Extension, Lucas County
    • 419-578-6783
  • Local landscaping companies and nurseries

Submit Completed Applications:

Rain Garden Initiative

c/o City of Toledo
Division of Environmental Services
348 South Erie Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604

Phone: 419-936-3015
Fax:     419-936-3959
Hours:  8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., M-F 


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