RainSmart Program

RainSmart Program

The Village Preservation and Improvement Society (VPIS) is working with the City of Falls Church to implement a RainSmart Program to improve management of stormwater.

The RainSmart program provides funding to help Falls Church City residents implement practices, such as rain barrels and rain gardens, that help rainwater soak into the ground on-site to prevent flooding and protect the quality of local streams and the wider Chesapeake Bay watershed.

The RainSmart Program includes:

  • Public education and outreach;
  • Grants for rain barrel projects; and
  • Grants for rain garden and landscape conservation projects.

The grants will be awarded to the extent funds are available giving priority to projects with the greatest stormwater benefits to the community. Grants for rain barrels will be considered on a continuing basis. Please see our most recent RainSmart press release for more detail: Press Releases

The 2022 annual report for Rainsmart is available now. And more information about the program and stormwater is available here: Rain Smart Program Presentation

Rain Garden and Rain Barrel Grants Applications

Download our flyers for more information and to receive the application form:

Grants for Rain Gardens Flyer and application

Grants for Rain Barrels Flyer and application

For more information about stormwater in Falls Church, go to the City Stormwater page: http://www.fallschurchva.gov/stormwater

2020 Rain Barrel workshops

The Northern Virginia Soil and Water District (NVSWCSD) will hold workshops to build your own rain barrel and to purchase already made rain barrels on several dates this spring. See places and dates here: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/soil-water-conservation/rain-barrel).

Events require registration and they fill up quickly so don’t delay.


If you have questions about the RainSmart Program, send an email to Rainsmartfallschurch@gmail.com.