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Splash! School Grant

Grants to Florida Teachers to Support Educational
Programs Related to Freshwater Resources

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD)

Deadline Date:

09/14/21

Description:

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Grants of up to $3,000 to Florida K-12 teachers in eligible locations for educational programs related to water resources. Funding is intended to support programs in the areas of water quality, water conservation, community awareness, and freshwater resources. All grant types are required to incorporate freshwater-resources classroom activities even if the main component of the grant is a field trip or garden. Eligible applicants serve the Southwest Florida Water Management District, including Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota and Sumter counties, as well as portions of Charlotte, Highlands, Lake, Levy, Marion and Polk counties.

Grant Types:

For more information about grant types, see https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/residents/education/splash-grant-overview.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 173919

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $3,000 per school

Term of Contract:

October 1, 2021 – May 13, 2022: Project activity period.
The SWFWMD will reimburse only for purchases made after a grant is awarded and before the grant cycle ends on May 13, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Public and charter school teachers of grades K-12 are eligible to apply.

The SWFWMD cannot pay for the following items, regardless of grant type:
- Infrastructure (pavers, boardwalks, fences, benches, cisterns, gutters, construction projects, etc.)
- Storage sheds, carts or display cases
- Capital expenditures
- Computer hardware (e.g., thumb drives, computers, iPads)
- Computer software not exclusively related to water resources education
- Food or beverages
- Cameras or GPS equipment
- Graphic design/artwork
- Salaries
- T-shirts
- Video or audio equipment
- Website development or website providers
- Items not related to water resources education

Pre-Application Information:

Grant applications are now open for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications are due September 14, 2021.

Important Dates:
- September 14, 2021: Deadline for applications to be submitted.
- September 30, 2021: Grantees will be notified of their acceptance or denial via email.
- October 1, 2021 – May 13, 2022: Project activity period.

Grants Overview: https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/residents/education/splash-grant-overview

Additional Information and Resources: https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/residents/education/additional-information-and-resources

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Create account or login at https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/user/login.

Apply at https://www.swfwmd.state.fl.us/education/schoolgrants/application. Please Note: You must be logged in before you can access this link.

For additional information, please contact the Splash! grant project manager at WaterEducation@WaterMatters.org.

Any problems or changes from your approved grant need to be relayed to Katherine Munson at Katherine.Munson@WaterMatters.org. Katherine is the Splash! grant project manager for the Southwest Florida Water Management District (SWFWMD).

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Florida: Citrus, DeSoto, Hardee, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Sarasota and Sumter counties, as well as portions of Charlotte, Highlands, Lake, Levy, Marion and Polk counties

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