Grants

DOING MORE NOW FOR FLORIDA’S ENVIRONMENT 

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection launched this online grant portal to provide eligible entities, including local governments, higher education, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit organizations that receive state financial assistance, the opportunity to submit proposals that will bolster existing efforts to protect and restore Florida’s water resources.

Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals for all grant programs they may be eligible for. Any information submitted to the department will become a public record, subject to disclosure in accordance with chapter 119, Florida statutes, and article 1, §24 of the Florida constitution. Please note that submittal of a project proposal does not create an agreement, nor does it guarantee funding.

Water Restoration Improvement Grants

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WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT GRANTS

Grants included within this application are the Water Quality Improvement Grant, the Indian River Lagoon Water Quality Improvement Grant, the Biscayne Bay Water Quality Improvement Grant and the Caloosahatchee Water Quality Improvement Grant. Please indicate which water quality improvement grants you are applying for on the application (i.e., Water Quality Improvement Grant and Indian River Lagoon Water Quality Improvement Grants).

This grant portal closes on July 15, 2024.

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ALTERNATIVE WATER SUPPLY GRANTS

This grant is available to local governments and nonstate entities to help communities plan for and implement water conservation, reuse, and other water supply and water resource development projects. Priority funding will be given to regional projects in the areas of greatest need and for projects that provide the greatest benefit. 

This grant portal closes on July 15, 2024.

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Springs Restoration Grant Program

This grant is available to local governments and nonstate entities for land acquisition to protect springs and for capital projects that protect the quality and quantity of water that flows from springs. Eligible project types include agricultural best management practices, water conservation, hydrologic restoration, reuse, land acquisition, septic-to-sewer, wastewater treatment upgrades and stormwater treatment. Feasibility studies or other types of analysis and data collection are not eligible for this grant. 

This grant portal closes on July 15, 2024.

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Wetlands Restoration and Protection Grants

This grant is available to local governments and nonstate entities for wetlands restoration and protection. To be eligible, the applicant must identify at least 50% cost-share (non-state funds). Priority will be given to projects that benefit fish and wildlife habitat, water quality, water storage, water conservation, or flood attenuation and to projects where at least $200,000 in non-state funds will be provided. 

This grant portal closes on July 15, 2024.

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INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY FOR HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS GRANTS

This grant is available to local governments and nonstate entities for projects that evaluate and implement innovative technologies and short-term solutions to combat harmful algal blooms and nutrient enrichment, restore and preserve Florida’s fresh waterbodies, and implement certain water quality treatment technologies. 

This grant portal closes on July 15, 2024.

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LOCAL GOVERNMENT WATER SUPPLY PILOT GRANT PROGRAM 

This grant is available to local governments for water supply infrastructure (including distribution and transmission facilities) in the Northwest Florida Regional Water Supply Planning Regions I or II. To be eligible, the project must be located within Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, or Walton County.  

This grant portal closes on July 15, 2024.

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NONPOINT SOURCE MANAGEMENT GRANTS

This grant is available to local governments and nonstate entities to implement eligible shovel-ready stormwater treatment projects that reduce or eliminate nonpoint source nutrient pollution in verified impaired waterbodies. Funding is also available for projects that implement nonpoint source pollution best management practices, public education programs to prevent pollution and septic abandonment/connection to sewer on private property.

This grant portal closes on July 15, 2024.

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FLORIDA'S CORAL REEF RESTORATION AND RECOVERY INITIATIVE GRANTS

This grant program provides funding for academic and private partnerships to implement Florida's Coral Reef Restoration and Recovery Initiative to establish, expand and maintain in-state propagation and grow-out facilities; develop and implement strategies and site-specific restoration plans including curriculum for a trained workforce; and reinforce and expand restoration efforts across Florida’s Coral Reef. 

This grant portal closes on July 15, 2024.

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Florida Keys Area of Critical State Concern Grant Program

This grant is available to local governments located in the Florida Keys Area of Critical State Concern or the City of Key West Area of Critical State Concern. Eligible projects will improve water quality to protect and restore natural resources. Funds may be used for wastewater; protecting, restoring or enhancing nearshore water quality and fisheries, such as stormwater or canal restoration projects; eligible land acquisition, with increased priority given to the acquisitions that achieve a combination of conservation goals, including protecting Florida's water resources and natural groundwater recharge; and other projects that protect water resources in the Florida Keys. 

This grant portal closes on Aug. 31, 2024.

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RESILIENT FLORIDA - PLANNING GRANTS

This grant supports counties and municipalities with resilience planning efforts, including further assessment of vulnerabilities of critical assets which helps to ensure coastal communities will recover and move forward faster after natural disasters.  Water management districts are also eligible to receive funding through this program to assist the Florida Flood Hub for Applied Science and Innovation in addressing gaps in available data.

This grant portal closes on Sept. 1, 2024.

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RESILIENT FLORIDA - IMPLEMENTATION GRANTS

This grant is available to counties, municipalities and certain special districts for infrastructure projects that address risks identified in a local government vulnerability assessment. Funding is also available for water management districts, drainage districts, erosion control districts, flood control districts and regional water supply authorities to mitigate the risks of flooding and storm surge to water supplies or water resources.

This grant portal closes on Sept. 1, 2024.

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PREVIOUSLY FUNDED GRANTS

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INDIAN RIVER LAGOON WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT GRANTS

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BISCAYNE BAY WATER QUALITY IMPROVEMENT GRANTS

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Innovative Wastewater Technologies Grants

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Caloosahatchee Watershed Grants

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HURRICANE STORMWATER AND WASTEWATER ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM