New Grant and Rebate Opportunities for Merriam Residents
Published on November 17, 2021
In September, Merriam City Councilmembers approved investing nearly $300,000 for 10 grant and rebate programs and helping fund several Johnson County programs that Merriam residents can use.
City programs coming back in 2022 include the Residential Exterior Home Improvement Grant, Franchise Fee Rebate, and Residential Sustainability Grant. We’re excited three new programs will start next year, such as a no-cost option to repair or replace driveways for low-income residents.
Dozens of Merriam residents have benefited from City grants over the last four years. The Residential Exterior Home Improvement and Sustainability grants alone have provided $240,000 to 120 residents to help them enhance their homes and property.
See what program best fits your needs, and find more information at merriam.org/grants.
New Grant and Rebate Programs Coming Soon in 2022
Residential Driveway Grant
Resident City Property Tax Rebate
- $30,000 City investment.
- Refunds residents the City’s portion of property tax.
- Residents must be current on all Merriam property taxes and meet HUD requirements for low income.
- The City will accept applications between Feb. 3 and Oct. 31, 2022.
Compost Bin Rebate
- $3,500 City investment.
- Provides a $40 refund to residents who buy or build a compost bin and an additional $35 rebate if they also attend a composting workshop.
- The City will accept applications between Jan. 3 and Oct. 31, 2022.
Grant and Rebate Programs Coming Back in 2022
Residential Exterior Home Improvement Grant
Historic Downtown Merriam Exterior Grant
Residential Sustainability Grant
Neighborhood Block Party Grant
Neighborhood Island Grant
Franchise Free Rebate
Stormwater Treatment Facilities Cost Share Program
- $5,000 City investment.
- Reimburses homeowners a portion of costs related to creating facilities that improve the quality and reduce the amount of stormwater coming off their property.
- Eligible improvements include installing a rain garden, rain barrel, or planting native trees and plants.
Residents can find more information about any of these programs, including rental, utility, and other home repair assistance through Johnson County, on our website. Call our Community Development Department at 913-322-5520 with any questions or visit merriam.org/grants to learn more.