The South Florida Water Management District (SFWMD) is excited to announce it is accepting applications for cost-share projects to develop alternative water supply projects and water conservation projects as part of the State of Florida’s continuing efforts to identify and implement cost-effective strategies to protect the its water resources while meeting Florida’s water needs. Partnering with local governments and other entities for implementation of water conservation projects and development of alternative water projects is an important and effective way to help accomplish this goal.
Governor DeSantis requested recurring annual cost-share funding for developing water supply and water resource development projects, and SFWMD is requesting applications for funding consideration for alternative water supply (AWS) and water conservation projects within the SFWMD’s 16-county service area in anticipation of cost-share funding being appropriated for Fiscal Year 2021-2022.
Eligible projects for consideration should be construction-ready AWS projects or ready-to-implement water conservation technology programs that provide the most immediate benefits. For local government applicants, a year-round irrigation ordinance is included as part of the cost-share process. For more information on year-round irrigation and local ordinances, please contact Robert Wanvestraut at 561-682-6615. The application process opens today and closes February 26 at 4 p.m. Projects may receive up to 50 percent cost-share of eligible project costs. To apply, click here.
For the latest information and additional details, visit sfwmd.gov/coopfunding. If you need assistance with the application process or technical support, applicants may contact Stacey Adams (email@example.com or 561-682-2577) or Rick Nevulis (firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-682-6242).