Innovative technology grants

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The St. Johns River Water Management District, in partnership with the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), has offered opportunities to qualifying entities for projects that evaluate and implement innovative technologies and short-term solutions to combat algal blooms and nutrient enrichment, restore and preserve Florida’s water bodies, and implement water quality treatment technologies.

Under DEP’s program, eligible projects will prevent, mitigate or clean up harmful algal blooms, with an emphasis on projects that prevent blooms through nutrient reductions. Examples of project types that have previously been successful in gaining grant funding include:

  • Reduction. Nutrient reduction projects that reduce the supply of nutrients, such as nitrogen and phosphorus, and help decrease the intensity and duration of blue-green algal blooms.
  • Removal. Removal and treatment projects that address algae in waterways.
  • Prediction. Prediction and monitoring designed to identify ways to better predict and monitor the formation of algal blooms.
  • Prevention. Technologies that prevent the formation of algal blooms.

Fast facts

In anticipation of potential state funding, the District invites firms interested in partnering in the DEP Innovative Technology Grant Program to submit a proposal for the District’s consideration. The District will review and rank proposals for submittal to DEP for their funding consideration.

Deadline to submit a proposal is 2 p.m., June 6, 2023.