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Joining Forces for Cleaner Sources: Source Water Protection Mini-grants Available
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Every year, Tampa Bay Water offers grant funding to community groups, nonprofits and educational institutions for projects that help protect the Tampa Bay region’s drinking water sources. The application period for 2024 grants opens August 1, and up to $30,000 in grants is available.

The grant application packet can be found at

“Community partnerships are a big part of our outreach at Tampa Bay Water,” said Brandon Moore, Tampa Bay Water’s public communications manager. “Our mini-grant program is an excellent way to engage our community in protecting our water sources to ensure the region has clean, safe water supplies for generations to come.”

The grants range from $2,000 to $10,000 per organization, for a total of $30,000 available annually for the program. 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