2016-2017 Turf Buy Back Grants

Upcoming workshops

Thursday, July 21

Come learn more about the program. If you can't make it read below and check back in late July to review the presentations from the workshops.

Program information

We expect to have funding available for the 2016-17 fiscal year. The applications for this round will likely be available in August or September. The program will be much different than in previous years. The preliminary information on the program is as follows:

We don't yet have a date that applications will be made available.

 Please note: Single-family homes will be approved on a first-come, first-served basis. Large-scale projects will NOT be evaluated in this way, but with the previously mentioned rubric. 

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2015-2016 Turf Buy Back Grants

Desert Water Agency accepted applications for this year's grant funds September 1 - October 1, 2015. The application period is now closed.

If you are finished with your project, please click here to fill out the 'Project Complete' checklist.  You will also need to submit your receipts and a completed W-9 form before we can issue your check. You can hand this in at the time of your inspection or send to Ashley Metzger, ashley@dwa.org.

Customer Resources:

Guidelines brochure

Guidelines brochure - espaƱol 

Landscape Professionals Trained in our Program

How To Guide

Mature Plant List

Plant Library

Frequently Asked Questions

Sample Contract/Agreement

Project Complete Checklist 

Blank W-9 Form

Pressure regulator with filter

This is a pressure regulator with a filter, which is required to be installed for the rebate - it can typically be purchased at any home improvement store or via Amazon.com.

Cathedral City Residents: Cathedral City's WaterSmart Grant program is still active. Residents can receive funds from Desert Water Agency as well as the city.  If you are deemed ineligible for DWA's program you may still be eligible for the city's and vice versa.