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The Rainy Day Project is a program championed through the collaboration of project partners West Michigan Environmental Action Council (WMEAC), GreenHome Institute, and the City of Grand Rapids. Founded by a diverse group of concerned citizens, WMEAC is a non-profit organization focused on building sustainable communities and protecting water resources. Together with GreenHome Institute, a Grand Rapids-based organization passionate about empowering residents and promoting healthy, sustainable homes, The Rainy Day Project is also facilitated through teamwork with the City of Grand Rapids in reducing stormwater runoff to the Grand River and its tributary streams.
Efforts and impacts made through the Rainy Day Project are funded by grants through by the Funders Network’s Partners for Place (P4P) grant opportunity, the Wege Foundation and Meijer Inc. Together the Funders Network and the Wege Foundation have the mission to provide residents in Grand Rapids community preservation, flourishing neighborhood health, accessible education about water reduction methods, and a sustainable environment.
Funding for the Rainy Day Project consists of a two-year grant that includes community discussions on resident priorities and how this project can best benefit Grand Rapids neighborhoods, as well as the creation of community educational programs. Local businesses are also providing resources to help in the distribution and installation of in-home equipment, such as water efficient faucets.