Other Grant Opportunities

Funding for Wastewater Improvements

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced the availability of approximately $1 billion in credit assistance for water infrastructure projects under the new Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) program. EPA’s WIFIA program will provide long-term, low-cost credit assistance in the form of direct loans and loan guarantees to creditworthy water projects. WIFIA provides another option for financing large infrastructure projects – generally at least $20 million – in addition to the State Revolving Funds and bond market. WIFIA is available to state, local, and tribal governments; private entities; partnerships; and State Revolving Fund programs. EPA estimates tha

Funding for Coastal Resiliency

NOAA has issued a call for proposals under the federal funding opportunity for the NOAA Coastal Resilience Grants Program. The program is an integration of two existing grants programs at NOAA: the Coastal Ecosystem Resiliency Grants program administered by NOAA Fisheries and the Regional Coastal Resilience Grants program administered by NOAA’s National Ocean Service. The integrated Coastal Resilience Grants program combine’s NOAA efforts to strengthen coastal communities, ecosystems and associated economies to the negative impacts of extreme weather and climate-related hazards. Funded projects will advance healthy and sustainable coastal ecosystems through habitat restoration, as well as su

Funding for Best Management Practices to Meet TMDLs

Three times a year (March, July and November) funding is awarded for the implementation of best management practices (BMPs) designed to reduce pollutant loads to impaired waters from urban stormwater discharges. This funding is administered by the Department through the Total Maximum Daily Load (TMDL) Water Quality Restoration Grant, which is set out by rule in Chapter 62-305, F.A.C. and authorized by Section 403.890(2), F.S. Application(s) can actually be submitted at any time to the Department. However, they are not reviewed until the next review date (March, July or November). More than one project application may be submitted at a time. Please note that there is a TMDL Supplemental Infor

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