The homeowner applies to the program through the Alliance for one of the following projects: replacement of impervious surface with permeable pavers, replacement of impervious surface with vegetation, installation of a rain garden, and/or rain barrels. The homeowner coordinates and completes the project upon approval of the application, then receives a rebate after the completed project is reviewed and approved by the Alliance.
The homeowner applies to the RiverSmart Homes Program through DOEE (http://doee.dc.gov/service/riversmart-homes). Once approved, the homeowner works with the Alliance for installation of rain gardens, BayScape gardens, and rain barrels. Due to high demand, there is a wait list and projects are completed in order of sign-up.