Grants

Doing More Now For Florida’s Environment 

The department launched this portal to provide eligible entities the opportunity to submit proposals for each fiscal year’s  water-quality grant programs.  This site is another way DEP continues to prioritize improved water quality through funding opportunities for stakeholders across the state by presenting information in a centralized location.

During Governor DeSantis’ administration he has committed nearly $4 billion to water quality restoration statewide.

The portal is now closed for grant submissions for FY  2022-23. Please check back here for information on future grant opportunities. Additional opportunities for FY 2023-24 are available on the Resilient Florida grants portal. 

Recently Closed Grant Programs

Water cascading over weir in wastewater treatment clarifier. Bird perched on weir.

Wastewater Grants

This grant program is provided to governmental entities for eligible wastewater projects that reduce excess nutrient pollution within a basin management action plan (BMAP), alternative restoration plan adopted by final order, or rural area of opportunity. Select Submit Proposal and you will be guided through a series of questions to help determine your eligibility.

FY 2021-22 Awardees   Learn More
Photo: City of Tarpon Springs Wastewater Treatment Facility

aerial view of the everglades

Innovative Technology Grants

This grant program is available to local governmental 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. 

FY 2021-22 Awardees  Learn More

Aerial view of Biscayne Bay. Photo courtesy of South Florida Water Management District

Biscayne Bay, Springs Coast, and Water Quality Improvement Grants

This grant program continues the state’s partnership with local governmental entities to address water quality challenges. Project proposals may include stormwater management, wastewater, and other projects that will help improve the water quality in Biscayne Bay, Springs Coast, or other areas of the state.

Biscayne Bay FY 2021-22 Awardees  Springs Coast & Peace River FY 2021-22 Awardees

Rainbow Springs State Park

Springs Grants

Provides matching grants to assist local governmental entities with projects for land acquisition to protect springs and for capital projects that protect the quality and quantity of water that flows from springs.

For information on how to apply to the water management districts for funding for FY 2022-23, please contact your local water management district.

FY 2021-22 Awardees Contacts Learn More 

Sunrise at Henderson Beach. Photo courtesy of Mike Tucker

FY 2022-23 Resilient Florida - Planning Grants

The portal for the FY 2022-23 Local Government Planning and Regional Resilience Entity (RRE)  includes a selection of grants for counties, municipalities and RREs to assess vulnerability, update existing assessments for statutory compliance, conduct adaptation planning and perform peril of flood comprehensive plan amendments, when applicable.

FY 2021-22 Resilient Florida Planning Grant Awardees

View of city across Oleta River

FY 2023-24 Resilient Florida – Project Implementation Grants

The Resilient Florida Program includes a selection of grants that will enable counties, municipalities and special districts responsible for inlets, intracoastal waterways, ports or other critical water infrastructure to address risks of flooding or sea level rise identified in a local government vulnerability assessment.  

 Additionally, water management districts, drainage districts, erosion control districts, flood control districts and regional water supply authorities can propose projects that mitigate the risks of flooding or sea level rise on water supplies or water resources of the state. Eligible applicants in either category may receive funding assistance to implement projects for adaptation and mitigation.   

 FY 2021-22 Resilient Florida Grant Program Awardees  FY 2022-23 Resilience Plan Project List