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Cost-share funding

Districtwide Cost-share Funding, FY 2016–2017

The St. Johns River Water Management District accepted applications until April 22, 2016, for cost-share funding for projects that benefit the district’s core missions, including:

  • Water Supply:
    • Water conservation that prevents and reduces wasteful or unreasonable uses of water to improve efficiency of use and to avoid using water for either unnecessary purposes or purposes that can be achieved reasonably without the use of water.
    • Alternative water supply and water resources development projects that replace existing or planned groundwater use with other sources such as reclaimed water, surface water and seawater; or that increase the source of water available, such as providing storage of wet weather flows for potential use during dry periods.
  • Water Quality:
    • Water quality/nutrient-loading reduction: Nutrient reduction projects can include reduction or elimination of domestic wastewater discharges, removal of onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems and connection to central sewer, stormwater storage and infrastructure modification, sediment reduction facilities and retrofits.
  • Natural Systems Restoration:
    • Measurable resource benefits to streams, lakes, wetlands, springs and aquifers.
  • Flood Protection:
    • Address flood protection issues on a local (Rural Economic Development Initiative [REDI] communities exclusively), intermediate or regional scale.
Funding Available
  • The Governing Board is providing up to $25 million in funding for fiscal year 2016–2017.
  • 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 (based on $25 million in funding).
  • Projects may span a maximum of two years but must start by June 30, 2017.
  • Projects 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.
  • REDI communities can submit a waiver of matching funds letter.
Application Instructions and Guidelines
Procurement Schedule

The following schedule is provided with key dates.

Action Date



March 11, 2016

Advertise on website


March 22, 2016

Workshop — Palatka (District Headquarters)
11 a.m. • Webinar available


March 24, 2016

Workshop — Maitland Service Center
11 a.m. • Webinar available


March 30, 2016

Workshop — Palm Bay Service Center
10 a.m. • Webinar available


March 14 – April 21, 2016

Application preparation and applicant meetings with Bureau staff


April 22, 2016

Applications due at 5 p.m.


April 22 – May 13, 2016

Staff evaluation and ranking of applications


June 14, 2016

Staff recommendation to Governing Board: consider approval of cost-share projects for funding


Applicants were encouraged to arrange time with district staff to review potential projects between March 14 and April 21, 2016.

Application Deadline
  • Complete applications were received between March 14 and April 22 by 5 p.m. to
  • Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered for funding.
  • Dale Jenkins:
    Phone: 386-312-2304
  • Mark Brandenburg:
    Phone: 407-659-4806
  • The district will select projects that it determines provide the most beneficial water resource results.


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