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TMDL Water Quality Restoration Grants
Annually, the state legislature provides funding for the implementation of best management practices, such as regional stormwater treatment facilities, designed to reduce pollutant loads to impaired waters from urban stormwater discharges. This funding is administered by the Nonpoint Source Management Section as the 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.
The grant applications may be submitted at any time throughout the year and are reviewed and ranked in March, July, and November annually. Deadline for submittal of applications is by the close of business on the first business day of each review period. For example, for the March review period, only applications received by 5 pm on March 1st will be considered. Projects will be selected for grant funding based on these rankings and the availability of funding. Projects not selected for funding will remain in the pool of projects that will be ranked for one year from the date of submittal.
Who is Eligible
Applicants are eligible for the TMDL Water Quality Restoration Grant for the following types of projects:
Project Ranking and Selection
The criteria for project evaluation and ranking include:
To apply for a grant, please submit a TMDL Water Quality Restoration Grant Application Form. Please be sure to read the instructions and the associated guidance to assure that the project description complies with recent changes in state law. Applications are continually accepted and projects are ranked in March, July, and November. Please submit the additional information requested on the TMDL Supplemental along with the Grant application form. All applications should be submitted electronically to Katherine (Katie) Britt, 850-245-2938.
For additional information regarding TMDL Water Quality Restoration, you may contact Kathryn Merchant, 850-245-2952. If you have additional questions about what you can do to address nonpoint sources of pollution or additional funding opportunities, please feel free to contact Katherine (Katie) Britt, 850-245-2938 . You may want to review additional funding opportunities including the Section 319 grant program and the State Revolving Fund.
Nonpoint Source Management Program
Last updated: January 17, 2017
2600 Blair Stone Road M.S. 3500
Tallahassee, Florida 32399
850-245-8336 (phone) / 850-245-8356 (fax)