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Grants to Florida Agencies, Water Supply Authorities, and Public and Private Entities for Water Infrastructure Projects

Cost-Share Program


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Funding Source
St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Florida: St. Johns River Water Management District

Important Dates
Deadline: 02/16/24 5:00 PM Save

Grant Description
Grants to Florida county governments, water supply authorities, municipalities, and other public entities for projects that enhance the water infrastructure system in eligible areas. Funding is intended for construction costs only, with priority given to projects that are permitted and ready to begin construction. Grants will support expenses related to selected alternative water supply, water conservation, and spring enhancement projects. Projects must take place in the St. Johns River Water Management District.

Funding may be provided to assist with the construction costs of projects that support any of the following:

  • Alternative water supply (AWS) or water resource development (WRD)
  • Water conservation (including the installation of water conserving devices and other implementation costs)
  • Springs enhancement, restoration, and/or protection (including water quality and natural systems projects)

The following types of project costs will generally be considered for funding: construction, construction engineering and inspection services, materials directly related to construction of the project, improved nutrient treatment processes of existing wastewater treatment facilities, pumping stations and storage facilities, transmission and distribution systems, plumbing retrofits (conservation-related), improved landscape irrigation efficiencies, and water quality best management practices that provide water quality benefits to springs. Feasibility and land acquisition projects may be eligible for funding if they relate to one of the project types listed above and are necessary to implement a regional project. For funding consideration of project types not listed, applicants are encouraged to contact one of the District’s project managers.


Additional Eligibility Criteria
The Governing Board (Board) may participate and cooperate with county governments, municipalities, water supply authorities, and other interested public and private entities in water management programs and projects of mutual benefit, provided such programs and projects are consistent with the St. Johns River Water Management District’s (District) statutory authority and will ensure proper development, utilization, and conservation of water resources and ecology within the jurisdictional boundaries of the District.

Additional Geographic Information:

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The following costs are examples of those that will generally not be considered eligible for cost-share funding: software for planning and data collection purposes that does not lead to a calculated and direct conservation benefit, preparation of bids, geotechnical investigations, augmentation wells, emergency generators, meter replacement including AMI / AMR meters, easement acquisition, contamination assessments or remediation, monitoring costs once construction is complete, debt service, legal and lobbying fees, impact fees, capital charges, impact fees, operation and maintenance activities, construction of new potable water mains, biosolids, or projects required for mitigation purposes.

Note: Impact fees are not reimbursable and are defined as a one-time cost imposed on all new residential and commercial construction (or existing residents where septic is being converted to sewer) by local governments to defray the cost of growth’s “impact” on vital services such as water and sewer, or other infrastructure needs. They are the responsibility of the applicant.

Pre-Application Information
Application Schedule:
- Jan. 5, 2024: FY 2025 application period opens.
- Feb. 16, 2024: Application portal closed – all applications due by 5 p.m.
- Feb. 16–March 15, 2024: Internal application review process.
- May 14, 2024: Governing Board consideration for approval of ranked lists for DEP funding consideration under the Springs Restoration and Alternate Water Supply programs.
- May 17, 2024: Ranked list submitted to DEP for consideration and evaluation.

The total cost share amount that can be requested is up to 50%.

REDI communities can request up to 100% reimbursement of construction costs.

The applicant is encouraged to meet with District staff prior to submittal of their application. Pre-application meetings will consist of reviewing the application requirements and answering questions by the applicant. Staff will not provide a complete evaluation of the application at the meeting. Applicant must provide all the information in the guidance document on the application whether or not it is discussed at the meeting.

This is a State of Florida reimbursement program.

Contact Information
Apply online:

If you have any questions, contact:
1. Lou Donnangelo (904) 448-7930,
2. Mark Brandenburg (407) 659-4806,
3. Patrick Burger (386) 329-4194,
4. Derek Busby (386) 329-4459,
5. Sara Driggers (386) 312-2305,
6. Nitesh Tripathi (386) 312-2359,
7. Shane Howell (321) 473-1350;

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