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.


 

TO APPLY:

• 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!

2016

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.

2015

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.

2014

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.

2013

-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.

2012

-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.

2011

-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