Districtwide Cost-Share Funding

Districtwide Cost-share Funding, FY 2020–2021

The St. Johns River Water Management District accepted applications for cost-share funding for projects that benefit the district’s core missions through 5 p.m. Feb. 17.

  • The level of funding will be determined by the Governing Board at its April 2020 meeting.
  • Projects are eligible for a maximum district cost-share of $1.5 million per project or per applicant, or 10 percent of the total available funds.
  • Funding is limited exclusively to construction-related costs.
  • Projects may span a maximum of two years but must start by June 30, 2021, or be completed by Sept. 30, 2022.
  • Projects that are permitted and ready to begin construction will receive a higher score during the review process.
  • The district will fund up to 33 percent of the construction costs for selected alternative water supply, water quality, flood protection, and natural systems projects and up to 50 percent for water conservation projects.
  • REDI communities can submit a waiver of matching funds letter.

NEW FOR 2020 – Online application submittal! Applications for the FY20-21 Districtwide Cost-Share program will be submitted via the district’s new online application system. Please click the “Online Application System” link to prepare and submit your application. The application can be partially completed and saved along the way until ready for submittal.

Disclaimer: The district reserves the right to recommend projects for funding that best meet the strategic needs of the district and water resources at the time of procurement.

Jan. 2, 2020 FY 2020-21 Cost-share begins
Jan. 15, 2020 Informational meeting — Palatka (District Headquarters)
10 a.m.
Jan. 2 – Feb. 17, 2020 Application preparation and applicant meetings with bureau staff
Feb. 17, 2020 Applications due at 5 p.m.
Feb. 18 – March 13, 2020 Staff evaluation and ranking of applications
April 14, 2020 Staff recommendation to Governing Board: Consider approval of cost-share projects for funding

Contacts

Dale Jenkins:
Phone: 386-312-2304
Email: drjenkins@sjrwmd.com

Mark Brandenburg:
Phone: 407-659-4806
Email: mbrandenburg@sjrwmd.com

For additional information concerning projects that also benefit Outstanding Florida Springs restoration, please contact Melisa Diolosa at mdiolosa@sjrwmd.com.

Districtwide Cost-share Funding, FY 2019–2020

The St. Johns River Water Management District accepted applications for cost-share funding for projects that benefit the district’s core missions from Jan. 4, 2019, through 5 p.m. on Feb. 15, 2019.

New for the FY2020 Districtwide Cost-Share Program

  • Water conservation projects – Software for planning and data collection purposes that does not lead to a calculated and direct conservation benefit is no longer reimbursable.
  • Applicants should include information to demonstrate that funds are identified and available for the portion of the project cost that is not funded in this program (i.e. the funding match).
  • The level of funding will be determined by the Governing Board at its April 2019 meeting.
  • Projects are eligible for a maximum district cost-share of $1.5 million per project or per applicant.
  • Funding is limited exclusively to construction-related costs.
  • Projects may span a maximum of two years, but must start by June 30, 2020, or be completed by Sept. 30, 2021.
  • Projects that are permitted and ready to begin construction will receive a higher score during the review process.
  • The district will fund up to 33 percent of the construction costs for selected alternative water supply, water quality, flood protection and natural systems projects and up to 50 percent for water conservation projects.
  • REDI communities may submit a waiver of matching funds letter.

Disclaimer: The district reserves the right to recommend projects for funding that best meet the strategic needs of the district and water resources at the time of procurement.

For additional information about applications received for springs funding consideration, please contact Mark Brandenburg at mbrandenburg@sjrwmd.com.

Contacts
  • Dale Jenkins:
    Phone: 386-312-2304
    Email: drjenkins@sjrwmd.com
  • Mark Brandenburg:
    Phone: 407-659-4806
    Email: mbrandenburg@sjrwmd.com

Applicants are highly encouraged to set up a preapplication meeting to discuss any questions prior to application submittal.

Action date Event Status
Jan. 4 – Feb. 15, 2019 FY 2019-2020 cost-share begins. Application preparation and applicant meetings with bureau staff Completed
Feb. 15, 2019 Applications due at 5 p.m. Completed
Feb. 16 – March 8, 2019 Staff evaluation and ranking of applications Completed
April 9, 2019 Staff recommendation to Governing Board: Consider approval of cost-share projects for funding Completed

Districtwide Cost-share Funding, FY 2018–2019

The St. Johns River Water Management District accepted applications for cost-share funding for projects that benefit the district’s core missions beginning from Jan. 5, 2018, through Feb. 15, 5 p.m.

  • The level of funding will be determined by the Governing Board at its April 2018 meeting.
  • Projects are eligible for a maximum district cost-share of $1.5 million per project or per applicant.
  • Funding is limited exclusively to construction-related costs.
  • Projects may span a maximum of two years but must start by June 30, 2019, or be completed by Sept. 30, 2020.
  • Projects that are permitted and ready to begin construction will receive a higher score during the review process.
  • The district will fund up to 33 percent of the construction costs for selected alternative water supply, water quality, flood protection, and natural systems projects and up to 50 percent for water conservation projects.
  • REDI communities can submit a waiver of matching funds letter.
  • NEW FOR FY2019: Required Consumptive Use Permit modification and designation of the water resource as a receiving entity of additional water quantities or offsets. Cost-Share recipients who are subject to the Prevention Strategy for the Silver Springs Minimum Flows and Levels will be required to designate the water resource as a receiving entity of a portion of new water quantities or offsets resulting from the project up to a maximum of the percentage of funding provided by the District for the project, and to modify their Consumptive Use Permit(s) accordingly.

Disclaimer: The district reserves the right to recommend projects for funding that best meet the strategic needs of the district and water resources at the time of procurement.

For additional information about applications received for springs funding consideration, please contact Mark Brandenburg at mbrandenburg@sjrwmd.com.

Contacts
  • Dale Jenkins:
    Phone: 386-312-2304
    Email: drjenkins@sjrwmd.com
  • Mark Brandenburg:
    Phone: 407-659-4806
    Email: mbrandenburg@sjrwmd.com
Action date Event Status
Jan. 5, 2018 FY2018/19 Cost-share begins Completed
Jan. 16, 2018 Informational meeting — Palatka (District Headquarters)
10 a.m. — Webinar available
Completed
Jan. 5 – Feb. 15, 2018 Application preparation and applicant meetings with bureau staff Completed
Feb. 15, 2018 Applications due at 5 p.m. Completed
Feb. 16 – March 6, 2018 Staff evaluation and ranking of applications Completed
April 10, 2018 Staff recommendation to Governing Board: Consider approval of cost-share projects for funding Completed

Districtwide Cost-share Funding, FY 2017–2018

The St. Johns River Water Management District (district) accepted applications for cost-share funding for projects that benefit the district’s core missions through April 13, 2017.

Funding available
  • The Governing Board is anticipated to provide up to $25 million in funding for fiscal year 2017–2018.
  • Projects are eligible for a maximum district cost-share of 10 percent of the total available funds, or a maximum of $2.5 million per project and per applicant (based on $25 million in funding).
  • Funding is limited exclusively to construction-related costs.
  • Projects may span a maximum of two years but must start by June 30, 2018.
  • Projects that are permitted and ready to begin construction will receive a higher score during the review process.
  • The district will fund up to 33 percent of the construction costs for selected alternative water supply, water quality, flood protection, and natural systems projects and up to 50 percent for water conservation projects.
  • REDI communities can submit a waiver of matching funds letter.

Disclaimer: The district reserves the right to recommend projects for funding that best meet the strategic needs of the district and water resources at the time of procurement.

Application Deadline

April 13, 2017

Contacts
  • Dale Jenkins:
    Phone: 386-312-2304
    Email: drjenkins@sjrwmd.com
  • Mark Brandenburg:
    Phone: 407-659-4806
    Email: mbrandenburg@sjrwmd.com
Procurement Schedule

The following schedule is provided with key dates.

Action Date Event Status
March 15, 2017 FY2017 Cost-share begins Complete
March 16, 2017 Workshop — Palatka (District Headquarters)
2 p.m. — Webinar available
Workshop presentation
Complete
March 15–
April 13, 2017
Application preparation and applicant meetings with bureau staff Complete
April 13, 2017 Applications due at 5 p.m. Complete
April 14–
May 10, 2017
Staff evaluation and ranking of applications Complete
June 13, 2017 Staff recommendation to Governing Board: consider approval of cost-share projects for funding Complete

Applicants were encouraged to arrange time with district staff to review potential projects between March 15 and April 13, 2017.

FY2017-2018 Springs Septic Tank Replacement Cost-Share funding

The St. Johns River Water Management District accepted applications from local governments /utilities for springs septic tank replacement cost-share projects in January 2018. The state had provided $1 million and the district had provided $0.5 million for 75 percent match of the cost of replacing existing septic tanks (up to $7,500/septic tank replacement) within the Volusia Blue, Silver and Wekiwa springsheds.

Under the program, septic tanks were to be replaced with Individual Distributed Wastewater Treatment Systems (IDWTS) to provide total nitrogen (TN) removal in the effluent. The TN concentration in the effluent of the IDWTS were to be of 20 mg/l TN or less to qualify for funding. Applications that met the following five minimum qualifications were eligible for funding until the available funds of $1.5 million was depleted. The latest expiration date for a project is Sept. 30, 2020. Further information was provided in the funding guidance and at an informational meeting at District Headquarters in Palatka at 10 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 22, 2018.

Minimum qualifications:

  • Projects must have documented evidence of at least 50 percent participation of targeted homeowners.
  • Projects must be completed within a two-year period.
  • Projects must be located within the springshed of the Volusia Blue, Silver or Wekiwa springs.
  • Total nitrogen (TN) in effluent of the IDWTS must be less than or equal to 20 mg/l. Supporting documentation shall be provided.
  • Funding request must be less than or equal to $7,500 per septic tank replaced.

Disclaimer: Funding is contingent upon the district Governing Board’s final budget approval in September 2015.

Contacts

Dale Jenkins:
Phone: 386-312-2304
Email: drjenkins@sjrwmd.com

Districtwide Cost-share Funding, FY 2016–2017

The St. Johns River Water Management District accepted applications until April 22, 2016, for cost-share funding for projects that benefit the district’s core missions, including:

Funding available
  • The Governing Board is providing up to $25 million in funding for fiscal year 2016–2017.
  • Projects are eligible for a maximum district cost-share of 10 percent of the total available funds, or a maximum of $2.5 million per project and per applicant (based on $25 million in funding).
  • Projects may span a maximum of two years but must start by June 30, 2017.
  • Projects that are permitted and ready to begin construction will receive a higher score during the review process.
  • The district will fund up to 33 percent of the construction costs for selected alternative water supply, water quality, flood protection, and natural systems projects and up to 50 percent for water conservation projects.
  • REDI communities can submit a waiver of matching funds letter.

Disclaimer: The district reserves the right to recommend projects for funding that best meet the strategic needs of the district and water resources at the time of procurement.

Application Deadline
  • Complete applications were received between March 14 and April 22 by 5 p.m. to funding@sjrwmd.com.
  • Incomplete applications or applications received after the deadline will not be considered for funding.
Contacts
  • Dale Jenkins:
    Phone: 386-312-2304
    Email: drjenkins@sjrwmd.com
  • Mark Brandenburg:
    Phone: 407-659-4806
    Email: mbrandenburg@sjrwmd.com
Procurement Schedule

The following schedule is provided with key dates.

Action Date Event Status
March 11, 2016 Advertise on website Complete
March 22, 2016 Workshop — Palatka (District Headquarters)
11 a.m. • Webinar available
Complete
March 24, 2016 Workshop — Maitland Service Center
11 a.m. • Webinar available
Complete
March 30, 2016 Workshop — Palm Bay Service Center
10 a.m. • Webinar available
Complete
March 14 – April 21, 2016 Application preparation and applicant meetings with Bureau staff Complete
April 22, 2016 Applications due at 5 p.m. Complete
April 22 – May 13, 2016 Staff evaluation and ranking of applications Complete
June 14, 2016 Staff recommendation to Governing Board: consider approval of cost-share projects for funding Complete

Cost-share funding, FY 2015–2016

The St. Johns River Water Management District accepted applications until March 13, 2015, for cost-share funding for water conserva­tion and construction projects that will contribute to any of the following:

  • Water conservation that reduces water demands by:
    • Increasing irrigation efficiency for both crops and landscapes, including soil moisture sensors, rain sensors and irrigation head upgrades
    • Automating the tracking of customer water use by water utilities to enhance water conservation measures and educate water users about their water use and conservation measures and benefits
    • Installation of high-efficiency indoor plumbing retrofits, automatic line flushing devices or hydrant flushing devices, and pre-rinse spray valves
    • The district encourage industrial, commercial, agricultural and institutional water users, as well as homeowner and condominium associations, to apply for funding.
  • Alternative water supply development that replaces existing or planned groundwater use with other sources such as reclaimed water, surface water and seawater
  • Water quality/nutrient-loading reduction in springsheds and other water bodies with adopted nutrient total maximum daily load requirements including: the middle and lower St. Johns River, the Indian River Lagoon and Northern Coastal Basins waterways. Nutrient reduction projects can include reduction or elimination of domestic wastewater discharges, removal of onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems and connection to central sewer, stormwater storage and infrastructure modification, sediment reduction facilities and retrofits.
  • Water resource development that increases the source of water available, such as providing storage of wet weather flows for potential use during dry periods.

Disclaimer: Funding is contingent upon the district Governing Board’s final budget approval in September 2015.

Cost-share funding, FY 2014–2015

This St. Johns River Water Management District cost-share program provided funding for water conserva­tion and construction projects that contribute to any of the following:

  • Water conservation that reduces water demands by:
    • Increasing irrigation efficiency for both crops and landscapes, including soil moisture sensors, rain sensors and irrigation head upgrades
    • Automating the tracking of customer water use by water utilities to enhance water conservation measures and educate water users about their water use and conservation measures and benefits
    • Installation of high-efficiency indoor plumbing retrofits, automatic line flushing devices or hydrant flushing devices, and pre-rinse spray valves
    • The district encouraged industrial, commercial, agricultural and institutional water users, as well as homeowner and condominium associations, to apply for funding.
  • Alternative water supply development that replaces existing or planned groundwater use with other sources such as reclaimed water, surface water and seawater
  • Water quality/nutrient-loading reduction in springsheds and other water bodies with adopted nutrient total maximum daily load requirements, including the middle and lower St. Johns River, the Indian River Lagoon and Northern Coastal Basins waterways. Nutrient reduction projects can include reduction or elimination of domestic wastewater discharges, removal of onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems and connection to central sewer, stormwater storage and infrastructure modification, sediment reduction facilities and retrofits.
  • Water resource development that increases the source of water available, such as providing storage of wet weather flows for potential use during dry periods.

Cost-share funding, FY 2013–2014

This St. Johns River Water Management District cost-share program provided funding for water conserva­tion and construction projects that contribute to any of the following:

  • Water conservation that reduces water demands by:
    • Increasing irrigation efficiency for both crops and landscapes, including soil moisture sensors, rain sensors and irrigation head upgrades
    • Automating the tracking of customer water use by water utilities to enhance water conservation measures and educate water users about their water use and conservation measures and benefits
    • Installation of high-efficiency indoor plumbing retrofits, automatic line flushing devices or hydrant flushing devices, and pre-rinse spray valves
    • The district encouraged industrial, commercial, agricultural and institutional water users, as well as homeowner and condominium associations, to apply for funding.
  • Alternative water supply development that replaces existing or planned groundwater use with other sources such as reclaimed water, surface water and seawater
  • Water quality/nutrient-loading reduction in springsheds and other water bodies with adopted nutrient total maximum daily load requirements, including: the middle and lower St. Johns River, the Indian River Lagoon and Northern Coastal Basins waterways. Nutrient reduction projects can include reduction or elimination of domestic wastewater discharges, removal of onsite sewage treatment and disposal systems and connection to central sewer, stormwater storage and infrastructure modification, sediment reduction facilities and retrofits.
  • Water resource development that increases the source of water available, such as providing storage of wet weather flows for potential use during dry periods.