$30,000 in Grants Available for Protecting Tampa Bay Area Drinking Water Sources - Tampa Bay Water News Releases

$30,000 in Grants Available for Protecting Tampa Bay Area Drinking Water Sources

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Contact: Marq Caughell
727-791-2315 | 727-470-0702

CLEARWATER, Fla. (Sept. 4, 2018) – Ensuring the region’s drinking water is clean and safe starts at the source. Tampa Bay Water is offering mini-grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 to community groups, non-profits, schools and universities that will to join the water utility in preventing pollution, cleaning local waterways and protecting our drinking water sources.

The Tampa Bay region depends on water from our aquifer, rivers and desalinated seawater for its drinking water, and Tampa Bay Water works with the community to protect those sources. Mini-grant projects are ideal opportunities for scouts to earn merit badges, students to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, and service clubs and organizations to get involved in supporting public health and safety. The projects are also great for educators looking to combine STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) concepts and lessons with hands-on experience to supplement classroom learning.

To qualify for a grant, applicants should submit an event or project plan related to source water protection in Tampa Bay Water’s service area that includes Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties.

Here's how to apply:

All applications will be reviewed and screened against the program’s selection criteria. Organizations receiving a mini-grant will be notified in December 2018 and funds will be granted in 2019.

About Tampa Bay Water

Created in 1998 as a true regional water utility, Tampa Bay Water is the largest wholesale water supplier in Florida. Providing high-quality drinking water for more than 2.5 million residents of the Tampa Bay area, Tampa Bay Water is the result of collaboration among its member governments, which include the cities of New Port Richey, St. Petersburg and Tampa, and the counties of Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas. For more information, visit tampabaywater.org.