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 OPEN GRANT PROGRAMS
HURRICANE STORMWATER AND WASTEWATER ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM
This grant program is provided to counties, municipalities, and special taxing districts that operate a stormwater or wastewater management system in Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, Nassau, Palm Beach, Saint Johns, Saint Lucie, Sarasota, and Volusia counties and were impacted by Hurricane Ian or Hurricane Nicole.
Select Submit Proposal and you will be guided through a series of questions to help determine your eligibility.
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.
FY 2022-23 Awardees Learn More
Photo: City of Tarpon Springs Wastewater Treatment Facility
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.
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.
Biscayne Bay, Springs Coast and Indian River Lagoon 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, Indian River Lagoon or other watersheds throughout the state.
FY 2022-23 Springs Coast Project List FY 2022-23 Biscayne Bay Awardees FY 2021-22 Indian River Lagoon Stormwater Project List
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 2022-23 Resilience Plan Project List FY 2021-22 Resilient Florida Grant Program Awardees
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.
State Water Quality Assistance Grants
This grant program is available to Florida’s county and municipal governments, special districts, water management districts, other state agencies, public universities/colleges and national estuary programs. State Water-Quality Assistance Grant (SWAG) funding is used to implement eligible shovel-ready stormwater treatment projects that reduce or eliminate nonpoint source nutrient pollution in verified impaired waterbodies. Projects located within a basin management action plan (BMAP) or alternative restoration plan adopted by final order, along with projects implementing green stormwater infrastructure, may be prioritized for funding.