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$30,000 in Grants Available to Help Protect Tampa Bay’s Drinking Water Sources
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Tampa Bay Water awards grants to local organizations that share our environmental stewardship goals to help protect drinking water sources and engage the community on source water education.

Tampa Bay Water’s Source Water Protection Mini-grant Program is available to non-profit groups, schools or teachers, and community groups. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000 per organization, for a total of $30,000 available annually for the program.

The grant application packet can be found at Applications for the 2024 grant cycle are due by 5 p.m. on November 10, 2023.

To qualify for a grant, the proposed projects must relate to protecting Tampa Bay area drinking water sources that include the Hillsborough River, Alafia River, Tampa Bypass Canal, Tampa Bay and several groundwater wellfields in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties.

Examples of qualifying projects include:

  • Educational resources such as trainings, workshops, signage or exhibits, and the development of Florida-standards-based curriculum about drinking water and the environment
  • Public outreach and educational events
  • River and stream cleanups
  • Protection and preservation of the region's watersheds and aquifer recharge zones
  • Innovative solutions to reduce pollution in wetlands, rivers and coastal areas