Fiscal year 2020–2021
The St. Johns River Water Management District’s fiscal year (FY) 2020–2021 Adopted Budget is $242 million. The budget was adopted at a public hearing on Sept. 22, 2020, for the fiscal year that begins Oct. 1 and ends Sept. 30.
The property tax rate for FY 2020–2021 is 22.87 cents for every $1,000 of assessed property value. The adopted FY 2020–2021 millage rate is about 5.3 percent less than the adopted FY 2019–2020 millage rate. In addition to property tax revenues, the budget includes funding from state, federal, local, and other sources, including revenue from timber sales, cattle leases, permit fees, and interest earnings.
Under a 0.2287 millage rate the owner of a $200,000 house with a $50,000 homestead exemption would pay $34.31 in property taxes to the District.
Budget highlights include:
- $25 million in state funds for Indian River Lagoon Water Quality Improvement projects throughout the IRL watershed;
- $12.5 million in state funds for Water Quality Improvement or Enhancement projects;
- $9.04 million in state funds for springs protection projects, including Outstanding Florida Springs (OFS);
- $43.15 million for the Black Creek Water Resource Development project;
- $17.45 million for Alternative Water Supply projects, including the beneficial reuse of reclaimed water and water conservation;
- $8.9 million for the Crane Creek M-1 Canal Flow Restoration project; and
- $27.07 million for Districtwide Cost-share projects, including agriculture, which support the District’s core missions, promote innovative water resouce technologies, conservation, and resiliency and provide assistance to economically disadvantaged rural communities.