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Cost-share funding, FY 2016–2017
Cost-share funding, FY 2015–2016
- General cost-share funding
- Springs Water Conservation (CFWI and NFRWSP)
- Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI)
District cost-share funding
Cost-share success story
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Fiscal year 2018 Districtwide Cost-Share Program next funding cycle in March 2017.
The St. Johns River Water Management District offers several cost-sharing programs throughout the year for projects that assist in creating sustainable water resources, provide flood protection and enhance conservation efforts. Funding may be available for local governments, agricultural interests and other entities.
In general, projects considered for funding shall benefit one or more of the four district core mission areas, including:
- Water supply:
- Projects might include water conservation, alternative water supply development or water resource development.
- Water quality:
- Projects might include water quality/nutrient-loading reduction.
- Natural systems restoration:
- Projects should show measurable resource benefits to streams, lakes, wetlands, springs or aquifers.
- Flood protection:
- Projects should address flood protection issues on an intermediate or regional scale.
For details and deadlines for individual programs, please see links at the right, or below with program descriptions.
Districtwide cost-share funding program
This program allows local governments and other entities to share construction costs for projects that assist in creating sustainable water resources, provide flood protection and enhance conservation efforts.
Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) and innovative projects
Projects under this funding program are focused on REDI communities and/or innovative projects. In general, a REDI community is economically disadvantaged and may also be unincorporated federal enterprise communities, or an incorporated rural city that is not located in a designated rural county. Funding for REDI communities may be used to sustain and enhance safe drinking water supplies as well as maintain and enhance wastewater systems. An innovative project that would be considered is one that uses emerging or proven technology in a unique way to provide alternative water supply quantities or to expand available quantities to offset groundwater withdrawal, or to otherwise improve the water resources of the district in support of the core missions.
Springs water conservation program
This funding is a partnership among the St. Johns District, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Suwannee River, Southwest Florida, and South Florida water management districts for water conservation projects in both the Central Florida Water Initiative region and the North Florida Regional Water Supply Partnership region that will protect and/or enhance spring resources. This is nonrecurring funding.
The objective of the program is to assist farmers, growers and ranchers in water conservation and reduction of nutrient run-off. Funded projects may include, but are not limited to, irrigation retrofits, soil moisture sensors and telemetry, tailwater recovery and reuse projects and variable rate fertilizer spreaders.
Tri-County Agricultural Area (TCAA) Water Management Partnership
Multiple agencies are contributing funding, education and technical assistance for growers in the TCAA of Flagler, Putnam and St. Johns counties to implement projects that contribute to improving the health of the St. Johns River.
Posted on 01-13-2016