The following cities currently work with Franklin Soil and Water to provide qualified residents with funds to plant rain gardens on their property:

  • Canal Winchester
  • Gahanna
  • New Albany
  • Westerville

Reimbursement for plants, mulch or compost used in in the rain garden will be provided after an on-site visit from a Franklin Soil and Water representative to verify that the rain garden has been completed. All plants must be planted and the original receipts from your plant, mulch or compost purchases must be submitted in order to receive reimbursement. Once the rain garden is properly documented, you should receive your reimbursement for the amount of the actual documented costs or $250.00, whichever is less, within 30 days. A limited number of grants are typically available each year. Contact Sara Ernst at (614) 486-9613 to see if funds are available, and to review an application for your community.