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The Rainwater Revival + School Grant Program

We are currently calling for grant applications for the 2018 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 – 2018 Press Release available soon

Deadline for submission: September 21, 2018. Details below.



• Email applications to:

• 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!


Mason High School (Mason ISD) – To install a rainwater harvesting system to irrigate the school’s practice fields and reduce demand on the community’s potable water by 1 million gallons each year. 

Center Point High School (Center Point ISD) – To complete a 2015 project that will use rainwater to irrigate a community vegetable garden and planned greenhouse for the whole school district.  


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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