GRASS REDUCTION PROGRAM

Antelope Valley Regional Conservation Project (AVRCP)

The Antelope Valley Regional Conservation Project (AVRCP) offers homeowners' in the Antelope Valley and surrounding areas (see map) a rebate for removing water-inefficient grass with drought-tolerant landscaping. Please be advised that the rebate is not available until after completion of the drought conversion project. This means applicants will not receive a rebate until after the project is completed and post inspected. The Grass Reduction Program provides rebates on landscaping of $1.00 per square foot of front lawn removed and replaced with a water conservation landscape. The rebate for homeowners will range from $1,500 to $2,500 for front yard lawn removal and landscape installation.
 Grass Reduction Program Frequently Asked Questions
 
What is the Grass Reduction Program?

The Grass Reduction Program offers a rebate for removing water-inefficient grass and replacing it with drought tolerant landscaping. The Grass Reduction Program assists homeowners with reducing their overall water consumption.
How long will this program last?  Is there enough funding for my application?

The program lasts as long as funding is available. Funding is limited. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
How long does it take to get pre-approval?

Due to the popularity of the program, receiving pre-approval for your conversion project will take 2 to 4 months. Funding is limited. Applications will be processed in the order they were received and are subject to funding availability.
 
Do you have a list of recommended contractors?

The Districts cannot endorse individual contractors. Customers are encouraged to check online listings for reviews in your area.
How long does it take to get a rebate check?

Due to the popularity of the program, please allow at least 6-8 weeks for the arrival of your rebate check once your post-inspection has been completed.
My project was recently completed. Can I still apply for the rebate?

No, conversion projects that have been completed are not eligible for the rebate.
 

Program Eligibility
Must reside within the boundaries of the AVRDC.
Grass areas to be replaced must be maintained and should not be overgrown with weeds or brush.
Customers with brown or yellow grass are still eligible for the program. The condition of the grass can be verified through historical aerial photography.
Customers will have six (6) months to complete the conversion project and can immediately stop watering the grass area to be replaced.
Please note, local city ordinances regarding lawn maintenance are only applicable to maintenance. Customers will not be fined for brown/yellow lawn areas
New landscaping must include, but is not limited to:
Native or drought-tolerant plants
Mulch or Decomposed Granite
Rock
Un-grouted stepping stones
Permeable hardscape
Artificial turf is not eligible for a rebate

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