Tampa Bay Water is dedicated to protecting our region’s drinking water sources and we need your help. Communities and individual citizens have an important role in keeping our drinking water sources clean and safe.
In the Tampa Bay area, our drinking water comes from groundwater, river water and Tampa Bay. Protecting these sources from pollution safeguards the environment where we live and helps save money too. The cleaner the source water, the less energy and fewer chemicals are needed to treat the water before it gets to you.
That’s why Tampa Bay Water offers the Source Water Protection Mini-grant Program with $30,000 in grant money available to help fund projects and events by local community groups, nonprofit groups, schools and universities. Grants range from $2,000 to $10,000 for activities that help protect regional drinking water sources and the ecosystem.
The Source Water Protection Mini-grant Program is a great way for the community to get involved in keeping our environment and drinking water supplies safe for years to come.
The application period for the 2024 grant cycle is closed. The 2025 application period opens August 2024.
Final Report Framework
Applications for the 2024 grant cycle are due by 5 p.m. on November 10, 2023.
THE FLORIDA AQUARIUMAmount: $8,000From Drops to Drink: Protecting Tampa Bay’s Drinking Water
THE FLORIDA BOTANICAL GARDENS FOUNDATIONAmount: $3,000Wetlands Walkway Interpretive Signage
THE HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY COUNCIL PTA/PTSAAmount: $2,250Water Protection Art Competition
TAMPA BAY KAYAK ANGLERSAmount: $8,000Hispanics for Our Environment
THE TAMPA BAY TIMES NEWSPAPER IN EDUCATIONAmount: $2,700Source Water Protection NIE Teacher Guide/Workshop Series
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