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Mini-Grants Available for Source Water Protection

Tampa Bay Water is looking for groups who share the goal of protecting the waters of our region. With mini-grants between $2,000 and $10,000 available to community groups, non-profits, schools and universities, Tampa Bay Water is seeking partnerships to prevent pollution, clean local waterways and protect our drinking water sources.

The Tampa Bay region depends on groundwater, rivers and desalinated seawater for its drinking water, and Tampa Bay Water, as the regional water utility, 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.

Here's how to apply:

  • Download an application at
  • Provide a plan for events or projects such as river cleanups, litter prevention projects, public education campaigns and conservation outreach events in Hillsborough, Pasco or Pinellas county.
  • Submit applications by Nov. 15, 2017, at 5 p.m. to Lorrie Belovich at

Winners will be notified in December 2017 and funds will be granted in 2018.