See the enclosed a flyer describing the 48 hour, remote learning program that provides both small business skills and RainWise program training for people who would be interested in working in the city of Seattle as an independent RainWise contractor. RainWise contractors install cisterns and rain gardens for stormwater control on private properties, and the installations are funded by substantial rebates provided by Seattle Public Utilities and King County Water and Land Resources.

 The most successful candidates will be:

  1. Already working in landscaping or contracting or have experience in same
  2. Able to get a WA contractor license and City of Seattle business license
  3. Have access to a vehicle and smartphone, laptop, and/or computer and know how to use it
  4. High school equivalency
  5. Want to work for themselves within Seattle city limits

The Central Area Collaborative was awarded a grant to build a rainwater project at Byrd Barr Place. This SPU program may help community residents with obtaining the skills to partner on projects in the Central Area neighborhood as well as Seattle in general.