You Can Participate
Do you reside in Kansas City, Kansas? Are you interested in installing stormwater improvements on your property?
Review the program requirements below and on the Cost-Sharing brochure (DOWNLOAD HERE(PDF, 1MB)).
Call the Wyandotte County Conservation District at (913) 334-6329 if you have questions.
Reduce Runoff: Slow it down, Spread it out, Soak it in.
The Stormwater Treatment Facility (STF) Cost-Share Program is for Kansas City, Kansas residents and property owners. This program can help improve water quality in our creeks, streams, rivers, and lakes caused by stormwater runoff.
One goal of this Cost-Share Program is to support individual homeowners and businesses to install stormwater treatment facilities on their property that protect water quality by reducing runoff. By capturing rainwater where it lands, pollutants and sediment have a chance to settle out rather than flow into our water bodies.
The program helps cover the cost of materials and/or contractor labor to install approved stormwater treatment facilities.
The Unified Government will provide the following:
- 50% match up to $1,000
- Rain gardens, native plant swales/buffers, cisterns, and permeable pavement (driveways/patios)
- 50% match up to $75 each
- Rain barrels, maximum of 2 per household
- 50% match up to $75 each
- native trees*, maximum of 2 per household
*Funding is available to applicants on a first come, first serve basis. Applications are considered in the order received and may be limited depending on the number of requests and funds available each year. Stormwater control projects that are required to meet Chapter 8 Article XV of the Unified Government Municipal Code are not eligible under the Cost-Share Program.
NATIVE PLANT RESOURCES
Check these websites for native plants suitable for the home landscape and places to purchase native plants.
Deep Roots KC
Our mission is to encourage the appreciation, conservation, and use of native plants in the heartland through educating, collaborating, and facilitating the planting of regenerative native landscapes that are essential for a healthy planet.
Keep Nature Near, Grow Native
Grow Native! helps protect and restore biodiversity by increasing conservation awareness of native plants and their effective use in urban, suburban, and rural developed landscapes of the Lower Midwest—Missouri, southwestern Illinois, northern Arkansas, and eastern Kansas.
Native Plants for the KC Region - 10 common species of plants, flowers and trees that grow well in the weather conditions of our region. Download the PDF here
Contain the Rain
Installing sustainable landscape solutions, like rain gardens, native trees, or rain barrels, on your property will help "contain the rain" where it falls, which reduces the amount of stormwater going into storm drains. Water from rain and melting snow that enters storm drains will eventually find its way to our streams, rivers, and lakes carrying all the pollutants it picked up along the way.
- The applicant pays for all upfront project costs. The Unified Government reimburses for the costs after the project is completed. After submitting all final costs and receipts, the Unified Government will mail the applicant a check.
- Applications are accepted between April 1 and October 31. The project must be completed by October 31 of the same year.
- The Unified Government requires access to your property to check the project site at the following stages:
- post-construction (final inspection of the project)
- during the 3-year maintenance period
- Installation of an approved project is the responsibility of the property owner.
- The funded project will be maintained for a minimum of three years from the date of final inspection. All maintenance is the responsibility of the property owner.
- The applicant is responsible for obtaining all necessary permits, including notifying Kansas One Call before digging. This application approval does not constitute a permit.(PDF, 149KB)
Download the cost-share application form here(PDF, 149KB).