Community Grants for Source Water Protection | Tampa Bay Water

Joining Forces for Cleaner Sources

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.


Application Process

1. Read the Source Water Protection Mini-grant Program Guide

2. Complete and submit the application form:

or  Click to open the online applicationDownload the Form

3. Complete and submit the budget worksheet

4. Attach the W-9 Form

5. If applicable, attach a letter of commitment from partners


Applications for the 2022 grant cycle are due by 5 p.m. on November 12, 2021.

Examples of Qualifying Projects

  • River and stream cleanups
  • Restoration and stabilization of riverbanks
  • Protection and preservation of the region's watersheds and aquifer recharge zones
  • Innovative solutions to reduce pollution in wetlands, rivers and coastal areas
  • 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

2021 Awardees


Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful

Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful
Amount: $10,000
Source Water Protection Education Initiatives

Keep Pinellas Beautiful

Keep Pinellas Beautiful
Amount: $10,000
Crafting a Resilient Environmental Education Program in a COVID Time and Beyond

Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation

Florida Botanical Gardens Foundation
Amount: $5,500
Aquatic Demonstration Area Sign Replacement

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve (Pinellas County Schools)
Amount: $3,400
Water Efficient Pollinator Garden and Water Cycle Education Program

Previous Awardees

Recipient Amount Project
Coffeepot Bayou Watershed Alliance $2,000 Cleanups, Invasive Plant Removals and Water Sampling
Keep Pinellas Beautiful $10,000 K-12 Educational Curriculum and Summer Workshops
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful $10,000 Environmental Education Program and Education Center
Pinellas County Schools' Journeys in Journalism $3,500 Community and Civic Engagement Campaign
Recipient Amount Project
Keep Pinellas Beautiful $10,000 K-12 Educational Curriculum and Summer Workshops
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful $10,000 Environmental Education Program
Pasco Education Foundation $5,000 Wendell Krinn Technical High School Aquaponics Farm Project
Sickles High School Teacher $2,000 Relocate and Expand Hydroponic Learning Garden
Recipient Amount Project
Keep Pinellas Beautiful $10,000 K-12 Educational Curriculum and Summer Workshops
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful $10,000 Environmental Education Program
Museum of Science and Industry $10,000 Marine Explorers Program for Hillsborough County Public Schools
Recipient Amount Project
Keep Pinellas Beautiful $10,000 We all Live Downstream Watershed Education Program
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful $10,000 Environmental Education Program and Florida Learning Garden
Florida Southern College $3,300 Water Stewardship Curriculum Development and Volunteer Activities
Recipient Amount Project
Keep Pinellas Beautiful $5,300 Education and Outreach Programs
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful $10,000 Environmental Education Program and Enviroscape Watershed Model
Girl Scouts of West Central Florida $8,000 New Water Fountain, Filling Stations and Signage at Camps
Glazer Children's Museum $4,000 Water Conservation Education Program and Interactive Exhibits

Learn more about our source water protection efforts and steps you can take:


Visit the Source Water Protection page.  Learn More