SJRWMD Seeking Applications for Cost-Share Funding – 3/15/2016
The District has $25 million in cost-share funding for water supply, water quality, natural systems and flood protection construction projects.
The St. Johns River Water Management District is accepting applications through April 22 to share in $25 million in cost-share funding for water supply, water quality, natural systems and flood protection construction projects.
Projects may include alternative water supply projects, stormwater or surface water treatment and enhancement projects, wastewater treatment plant upgrades, and water conservation enhancements. Other eligible projects may improve water quality, reduce nutrients, restore natural systems or protect against flooding.
Two workshops will be held:
• March 22 at 11 a.m. at District headquarters, 4049 Reid St., Palatka; and
• March 24 at 11 a.m. at the District’s Maitland Service Center, 601 South Lake Destiny Road, Suite 200, Maitland.
Projects are eligible for a maximum district cost-share of 10 percent of the total available funds,or a maximum of $2.5 million per project and per applicant. Projects may span a maximum of two years and must start by June 30, 2017. Those that are permitted and ready to begin construction will receive a higher score during the review process.
The District will fund up to 33 percent of the construction costs for selected alternative water supply, water quality, flood protection and natural systems projects and up to 50 percent for water conservation projects. Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) communities shall submit a waiver of matching funds letter.
Complete applications are due by 5 p.m. April 22. For more information, contact Tim Perry.