Blue School Grant Program

Blue School Grant Program overview

The St. Johns River Water Management District is now in the sixth year of its Blue School Grant Program for the 2021–2022 school year, with up to $20,000 recently awarded. While multiple teachers within a middle or high school could apply, total awarded per school is a maximum of $2,000 to enhance student knowledge of Florida’s water resources. Public and charter schoolteachers within the district’s boundaries were eligible to apply.

The program includes three types of grants — freshwater resources field study, water conserving landscape projects or water conservation community/school awareness campaigns.

Important information

Each school within the district is eligible to receive funding once per academic year.

The district will reimburse only for authorized purchases made after the grant is awarded. The district cannot remit payment until the required invoicing documentation is submitted by the individual grantee and school.

The district will pay the invoice via ACH transfer to the school district on behalf of the school approved for a grant. It is the responsibility of the teacher/school to coordinate with the school district to have the funds transferred to the school.

For additional information about this program, please contact:

Laura LaBeur
Public Communications Coordinator
321-473-1339
LLaBeur@sjrwmd.com

Examples of successful grants include:

  • Service-learning project where middle and high school students partnered to study water quality
  • Creation of native landscape garden with educational signage
  • Water quality comparison of campus stormwater ponds
  • Conversion of traditional irrigation to micro-irrigation in school landscape
  • Water conservation awareness posters and video

Grants awarded for the 2021–22 school year

A. Philip Randolph (Duval)
for a water garden with STEM learning goals


Bartram Trail High School (St. Johns)
to use photography of District lands to showcase the protection of water and land conservation


Burns Science and Technology Charter School (Volusia)
for a water resources and school water conservation awareness project


Creekside High School (St. Johns)
for a water resources school awareness project


Crescent City Jr/Sr High School (Putnam)
for two water resources field studies


Flagler Palm Coast High School (Flagler County)
for a water resources and school awareness project


Lakeview Middle School (Orange)
for a water quality field study

Ponte Vedra High School (St. Johns)
for a water quality field study


Sculptor Charter (Brevard)
for a water-conserving landscape project


South Alternative Learning Center (Brevard)
for a water-conserving landscape project


St. Johns Technical High School (St. Johns)
for a water-conserving landscape project and water resources field study


Teague Middle School (Seminole)
for a water resources school awareness project


Wekiva High School (Orange)
for a water-conserving garden with STEM learning goals