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Grants, rebates & cost-share programs available to PV residents

Posted by Bonnie Limbird
The City of Prairie Village has grants, rebates, and cost-share programs available to residents. Applications are open now for each of the following programs:
Cost-Share Reimbursement for rain gardens, pervious pavement, rain barrels, native trees

The City of Prairie Village receives annual grants from Johnson County for the Stormwater Treatment Facilities (STF) cost-share program. Last year’s grant amount was $5,000. This program is an innovative approach to controlling stormwater and improving water quality and aiding in reducing erosion. The program encourages individual homeowners and businesses to incorporate STFs (like rain gardens, pervious pavement, rain barrels, and native trees) on their property and is intended to help cover the cost of material and/or contractor labor to install such facilities. The program runs from April 1st to October 31st annually. Funding is available on a first come, first serve basis and is subject to applicable laws and provisions including but not limited to the City of Prairie Village Municipal Code. Learn more.

Property Tax Rebate

As part of the 2022 budget process, the Governing Body allocated $20,000 from the City’s general fund to a property tax rebate program designed to alleviate some of the burden of home ownership due to rising property values. Qualified residents will be reimbursed 100% of the City’s portion of property taxes, excluding special assessments. Learn more.

Exterior Grant for Trash Can Screening

Funds are available for qualified residents to build trash can screens. There is no application fee to apply for this grant, you can click here for the application. The trash can screening application can be e-mailed to permits@pvkansas.com or submitted to the Building Codes Department at 3535 Somerset Drive. Please click here for further information.

Residential Exterior Grant Program

Maintaining a positive image is important to the City. The appearance of our neighborhoods plays a vital role in the perception of the quality of the community. The City wants to encourage homeowners to invest in their properties by making attractive improvements on building exteriors. The improved appearance of homes will make our neighborhoods more attractive and contribute to the enhanced viability of the entire area, and to the entire community. Learn more. 

Residential Sustainability Grant Program

The City Council created a new grant program beginning in 2021 to assist residents with making energy efficiency improvements to their home. A grant of 20% will be awarded for qualified improvements as a reimbursement of costs of at least $2,500 for energy efficiency improvements. The total grant amount is a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $2,500. Grants will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis and there is no limit to the appraised value of a home in order to participate. Learn more. 

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