Yard Smart Frequently Asked Questions


Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a time limit to install a project?

All projects must be installed and rebate paperwork submitted by November 30, 2023 in order to receive a rebate. 

Are there still rebate funds available?

Yes. 86% of rebate funds are available as of October 3, 2023. Rebates will be issued to approved projects in the order that their approval forms are submitted. Projects will be added to a waitlist for future funding if rebate funding runs out. 

What if rebate funds run out before I can finish my project?

If your Yard Smart project is approved by City of Kirkland, we will ensure that there are rebate funds available for your project. If you submit your project approval forms after rebate funds have run out, we will add your project to a wait list in the order it was received in the event that additional funds become available. 


Are there any earlier site visit appointments available?

We are thrilled by the high volume of interest Kirkland property owners have shown in Yard Smart Rain Rewards. Unfortunately, this high volume means that consultations earlier than what are shown on the booking page are not available.


My downspouts are already disconnected and I am not eligible for Yard Smart funding. How can I be Yard Smart?

While your property is not eligible for the Yard Smart program, you may want to check out the Green Stormwater Infrastructure (GSI) Mini Grants program. This program provides up to $1,500 for homeowners within the King County Wastewater Treatment Division (WTD) service area that are not eligible for other incentive programs. Approved green infrastructure project types include rain gardens, cisterns, Grattix, green roofs and Depave projects. Please visit www.12000raingardens.org/gsi-mini-grants/ for more information and to apply.

In your daily life, you can be Yard Smart by practicing Natural Yard Careinstalling Green Stormwater Infrastructure on you property, and preventing water pollution at home