Updates on the Rain Check Program

Due to revenue declines related to the pandemic, the Philadelphia Water Department has significantly reduced the Rain Check budget resulting in some major changes to the program. We will no longer offer the wood downspout planters or depaving only, and the maximum subsidy for rain gardens and permeable pavers is now $1,500.

Educational workshops are now virtual and hosted twice a month. To be eligible to participate in the program, you’ll first need to attend a Rain Check workshop. Sign up here to be added to our workshop waiting list. You will be invited to a workshop based on your spot on the waiting list. We are not hosting any workshops in November or December, but will resume in January 2022. Since funding is limited, projects will be approved on a first come, first serve basis.

If you’ve already attended a Rain Check workshop and would like to schedule your rain barrel installation or pursue one of our cost share tools (metal downspout planter, rain garden, or permeable pavers), please email RainCheck@pennhort.org for help getting started.

Thank you for your involvement with Rain Check.