NWFWMD Project Applications Due in February

BY STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS

HAVANA – The Northwest Florida Water Management District recently announced the anticipated availability of funding to help communities across northwest Florida plan for and implement springs restoration and alternative water supply projects. 

Projects recommended for award will be subject to approval of state and District Fiscal Year 2024-2025 budgets and approval by the District’s Governing Board and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The deadline for the submission of applications is Feb. 23, 2024. 

Eligible applicants and grant recipients are governmental entities as described in s. 287.012(14), F.S., and public and non-profit water supply and wastewater utilities within the District’s 16-county region. 

Projects eligible for alternative water supply funding help communities plan for and implement conservation, reuse, and other water supply and water resource development projects.  

The types of projects that qualify for alternative water supply funding include – reclaimed water, water conservation, stormwater, surface water, brackish groundwater, desalination, other non-traditional source projects, and other water quantity projects. 

Projects eligible for springs restoration funding are capital projects that protect the quality and quantity of water that flows to and from springs and land acquisition projects to protect springs.  

The types of projects that qualify for springs restoration funding include – hydrologic restoration, land acquisition, wastewater collection and treatment (septic-to-central sewer, advanced septic systems, reclaimed water), stormwater, agricultural Best Management Practices, and other water quality or water quantity projects benefitting springs. 

For more information about the grant funding program, please visit 

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