WaterSmart garden grants

Sustainable garden design saves water and other resources.

A sustainable garden design saves water.

EBMUD offers monetary rewards to community organizations who create publicly accessible community gardens or urban farm projects that demonstrate water conserving principles. These gardens are a great tool to help the public learn about ways to save water in the urban landscape.

Award levels

Awards range from $500 to $15,000. 

Eligibility requirements

Please read the program description and eligibility requirements carefully before applying for a grant. See link below.

Document Type Size
Program Description & Eligibility PDF <1 MB

How to apply

Applications are accepted year-round. Awards are paid only upon completion of the project. Once you establish eligibility please complete the application and maintenance agreement provided below.

Document Type Size
Maintenance Agreement - fillable pdf PDF <1 MB
Application - fillable pdf PDF 1.4 MB

When the application is complete and the maintenance agreement is signed, please mail both forms to:

WaterSmart Garden Grant Program
Water Conservation Division, EBMUD
P.O. Box 24055, MS 109
Oakland, CA 94623

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