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.
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.
Currently Seeking Proposals
Deepwater Horizon Natural Resource Damage Assessment Grants
The Florida Trustee Implementation Group includes a funding allocation for water quality projects that enhance ecosystem services and recreational use along the Florida Gulf Coast by reducing pollutants, nutrients, and pathogens discharged to coastal watersheds and improving hydrology. These restoration approaches might include: reducing pollution and hydrologic degradation; reducing nutrient loads; creating, restoring, and enhancing coastal wetlands; and protecting and conserving marine, coastal, estuarine, and riparian habitats. For additional information, see the Trustee Council Programmatic Restoration Plan Sections 5.5.5, 5.D.1.1, 5.D.1.7, 5.D.2.
Recently Closed Grant Programs
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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.