The Rainwater Revival + School Grant Program
We are currently calling for grant applications for the 2017 School Grant Program to be used toward rainwater harvesting and/or water conservation education. The grant program is open to public and private elementary, middle, high schools throughout the 17 counties of the Hill Country region
Download Press Release: Calling for School Grant Applications
Deadline for submission: September 29, 2017. Details below.
• Email applications to: info@RainwaterRevival.com
• Or Mail to HCA – Rainwater Revival, Attn: Grant Program, 15315 Hwy 71 West, Bee Cave, TX 78738
• Grant requests should include:
-A one-page description of the project, including number of students reached, expected outcomes, length or duration of project, and general management and participation in the project
-Project budget, including grant amount requested and, if anticipated, matching funds or in-kind services (matches not required)
-Letter(s) of support from school principal and any others, as appropriate
-Primary contact name, phone and email.
Congratulations to all of our grant winners!
Katherine Anne Porter School (Wimberley) – To upgrade current rainwater harvesting system to expand its distribution from garden and art sink to facility and landscape use.
Blanco Middle School (Blanco ISD) – To fund a 2,500 gallon rainwater catchment tank that will be used to water the school’s gardens.
Clifton Career & Development High School (Austin ISD) – To fund a 2,500 gallon rainwater catchment tank that will be used as a part of the school’s horticulture program.
Dawson Elementary (Austin ISD) – To fund a rainwater harvesting system to be used for the school/community gardens on campus.
Dripping Springs High School (Dripping Springs ISD) – To fund rainwater harvesting system to be used to water campus trees, raised beds and landscaping.
Magnolia Montessori for All (Austin Charter School) – To fund a rainwater harvesting system that will be used to water the school’s substantial gardens.
Marble Falls High School (Marble Falls ISD) – To fund a rainwater harvesting system to support the organic and aquaponic growing systems in the school’s greenhouses.
– East Central High School (San Antonio ISD) – To add a rainwater harvesting system to help restore riparian area and aid in water quality monitoring.
– Hernandez Elementary (San Marcos CISD) – To expand current green campus initiative by installing a rainwater harvesting system.
-Hunt ISD – To create a working rainwater harvesting model to educate current and future students.
-Bandera High School (Bandera ISD) – To evaluate the school’s extensive rainwater harvest system and to develop an information booklet on rainwater catchment, including system schematics, to share with other area schools.
– Dripping Springs Middle School (Dripping Springs ISD) – To install rainwater harvesting system for keyhole garden project
– Hill CountryMontessori School – (Boerne) – To install rainwater harvesting systems for native and vegetable gardens
– Utopia ISD – To install a rainwater harvesting system and use it to introduce surface and groundwater issues to students across all grade levels.
-Bandera Middle School (Bandera ISD) – To expand the use of captured HVAC condensate for irrigation purposes
-Eden Park Academy (Austin Charter School) – To add rain barrels to its existing classroom sustainable gardening project, expand the amount of garden area, and use the rain barrels as canvases for student art projects
-J.J. Pickle Elementary School (Austin ISD) – To turn an eroding slope into a rain garden and grassland area and add a self-sustaining pond ecosystem, which will complement the school’s existing outdoor educational areas that include butterfly and vegetable gardens.
-Blanco Vista Elementary School (Hays CISD) – To add a rainwater collection system to support current school garden and use the rain barrels as the canvas for a school-wide art project
-Buda Elementary School (Hays CSID) – To install a rainwater collection system to support current landscaping
-Tobias Elementary School (Hays CSID) – To add a rainwater collection system to their outdoor learning center building project