Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) and Innovative Projects Cost-Share Funding

Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) and Innovative Projects Cost-Share Funding, FY 2020-2021

The St. Johns River Water Management District accepted applications for cost-share funding for projects that address designated Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) communities’ or innovative projects through 5 p.m. Feb. 17.

In general, a REDI community is economically disadvantaged with an employment base dominated by traditional agriculture or resource-based industries and a population of 25,000 or less. REDI communities may also be unincorporated federal enterprise communities, or an incorporated rural city that is not located in a designated rural county. As of July 12, 2019, the following are REDI-designated communities: the following counties (and all municipalities within) — Baker, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and Okeechobee, and the following communities: Astatula, Fellsmere, Hawthorne, Mascotte, Pierson and Umatilla. Projects considered for funding shall benefit one or more of the four district core mission areas.

An innovative project in Florida that will be considered for this funding opportunity 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, to improve water quality, or to otherwise improve the water resources of the district in support of the core missions.

NEW FOR 2020 – Online application submittal! Applications for the FY20-21 REDI/Innovative 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.

Procurement schedule

The following schedule is provided with key dates.

Jan. 2, 2020 FY 2020-21 Cost-share begins
Jan. 15, 2020 Informational meeting — Palatka (District Headquarters)
11 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

During the application submittal period, applicants are encouraged to arrange time with district staff to review potential projects.

Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI)
and Innovative Projects Cost-Share Funding, FY 2020

The St. Johns River Water Management District accepted applications between Sept. 3 and Oct. 19, 2019, for cost-share funding for designated Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) communities projects or innovative projects.

In general, a REDI community is economically disadvantaged with an employment base dominated by traditional agriculture or resource-based industries and a population of 25,000 or less. REDI communities may also be unincorporated federal enterprise communities, or an incorporated rural city that is not located in a designated rural county. As of July 28, 2018, the following are REDI-designated communities: the following counties (and all municipalities within) — Baker, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and Okeechobee, and the following communities: Astatula, Fellsmere, Hawthorne, Pierson and Umatilla. Projects considered for funding shall benefit one or more of the four district core mission areas.

An innovative project in Florida that will be considered for this funding opportunity 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.

Contacts
  • Dale Jenkins:
    Phone: 386-312-2304
    Email: drjenkins@sjrwmd.com
  • Mark Brandenburg:
    Phone: 407-659-4806
    Email: mbrandenburg@sjrwmd.com
District Core Mission Areas
  • Water Supply:
    • Water conservation that prevents and reduces wasteful or unreasonable uses of water to improve efficiency of use and to avoid using water for either unnecessary purposes or purposes that can be achieved reasonably without the use of water.
    • Alternative water supply development that replaces existing or planned groundwater use with other sources such as reclaimed water, surface water and seawater.
    • Maintaining and enhancing existing water supply distribution systems (REDI communities exclusively)
    • Water resource development that increases the source of water available, such as providing storage of wet weather flows for potential use during dry periods.
  • Water Quality:
    • Water quality/nutrient-loading reduction: 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.
  • Natural Systems Restoration:
    • Measurable resource benefits to streams, lakes, wetlands, springs and aquifers (including MFLs).
  • Flood Protection:
    • Address flood protection issues on a local (REDI communities exclusively), intermediate or regional scale.
Procurement schedule

The following schedule is provided with key dates.

Action Date Event Status
Sept. 3, 2019 Advertise on website Completed
Sept. 3–Oct. 19, 2019 Application preparation and applicant meetings with bureau staff Completed
Oct. 19, 2019 Applications due by 5 p.m. Completed
Oct. 19–Nov. 8, 2019 Staff evaluation and ranking of applications Ongoing
Dec. 10, 2019 Staff recommendation to Governing Board: consider approval of REDI / Innovative projects for funding

During the application submittal period, applicants are encouraged to arrange time with district staff to review potential projects.

Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI)
and Innovative Projects Cost-Share Funding, FY 2019

The St. Johns River Water Management District accepted applications from Sept. 4 to Oct. 18, 2018, for cost-share funding for designated Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) communities projects or innovative projects.

In general, a REDI community is economically disadvantaged with an employment base dominated by traditional agriculture or resource-based industries and a population of 25,000 or less. REDI communities may also be unincorporated federal enterprise communities, or an incorporated rural city that is not located in a designated rural county. As of July 28, 2018, the following are REDI-designated communities: the following counties (and all municipalities within) — Baker, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and Okeechobee, and the following communities: Astatula, Fellsmere, Hawthorne, Mascotte, Pierson and Umatilla. Projects considered for funding shall benefit one or more of the four district core mission areas.

An innovative project in Florida that will be considered for this funding opportunity 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.

District Core Mission Areas
  • Water Supply:
    • Water conservation that prevents and reduces wasteful or unreasonable uses of water to improve efficiency of use and to avoid using water for either unnecessary purposes or purposes that can be achieved reasonably without the use of water.
    • Alternative water supply development that replaces existing or planned groundwater use with other sources such as reclaimed water, surface water and seawater.
    • Maintaining and enhancing existing water supply distribution systems (REDI communities exclusively)
    • Water resource development that increases the source of water available, such as providing storage of wet weather flows for potential use during dry periods.
  • Water Quality:
    • Water quality/nutrient-loading reduction: 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.
  • Natural Systems Restoration:
    • Measurable resource benefits to streams, lakes, wetlands, springs and aquifers (including MFLs).
  • Flood Protection:
    • Address flood protection issues on a local (REDI communities exclusively), intermediate or regional scale.
Procurement schedule

The following schedule is provided with key dates.

Action Date Event Status
Sept. 4, 2018 Advertise on website Completed
Sept. 4 – Oct. 18, 2018 Application preparation and applicant meetings with bureau staff Completed
Oct. 19 – Nov. 7, 2018 Staff evaluation and ranking of applications Ongoing
Dec. 11, 2018 Staff recommendation to Governing Board: consider approval of REDI / Innovative projects for funding

During the application submittal period, applicants are encouraged to arrange time with district staff to review potential projects.

Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI)
and Innovative Projects Cost-Share Funding, FY 2018

The St. Johns River Water Management District accepted applications from Sept. 15 to Oct. 19, 2017, for cost-share funding for designated Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) communities projects or innovative projects.

In general, a REDI community is economically disadvantaged with an employment base dominated by traditional agriculture or resource-based industries and a population of 25,000 or less. REDI communities may also be unincorporated federal enterprise communities, or an incorporated rural city that is not located in a designated rural county. As of July 28, 2017, the following are REDI-designated communities: the following counties (and all municipalities within) — Baker, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and Okeechobee, and the following communities: Astatula, Fellsmere, Hastings, Hawthorne, Mascotte, Pierson and Umatilla. Projects considered for funding shall benefit one or more of the four district core mission areas.

An innovative project in Florida that will be considered for this funding opportunity 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. Examples of innovative technologies include, but are not limited to: indirect or direct potable reuse, rainwater harvesting for residential or commercial uses, and stormwater harvesting for aquifer recharge benefits.

Disclaimer: The district will select projects that it determines provide the most beneficial water resource results.

Contacts
  • Dale Jenkins:
    Phone: 386-312-2304
    Email: drjenkins@sjrwmd.com
  • Mark Brandenburg:
    Phone: 407-659-4806
    Email: mbrandenburg@sjrwmd.com
District Core Mission Areas
  • Water Supply:
    • Water conservation that prevents and reduces wasteful or unreasonable uses of water to improve efficiency of use and to avoid using water for either unnecessary purposes or purposes that can be achieved reasonably without the use of water.
    • Alternative water supply development that replaces existing or planned groundwater use with other sources such as reclaimed water, surface water and seawater.
    • Maintaining and enhancing existing water supply distribution systems (REDI communities exclusively)
    • Water resource development that increases the source of water available, such as providing storage of wet weather flows for potential use during dry periods.
  • Water Quality:
    • Water quality/nutrient-loading reduction: 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.
  • Natural Systems Restoration:
    • Measurable resource benefits to streams, lakes, wetlands, springs and aquifers.
  • Flood Protection:
    • Address flood protection issues on a local (REDI communities exclusively), intermediate or regional scale.
Funding available
  • The Governing Board approved up to $3.6 million in funding for fiscal year 2017-2018.
Procurement schedule

The following schedule is provided with key dates.

Action Date Event Status
Sept. 15, 2017 Advertise on website Completed
Sept. 15 – Oct. 19, 2017 Application preparation and applicant meetings with bureau staff Completed
Oct. 19 – Nov. 7, 2017 Staff evaluation and ranking of applications Ongoing
Dec. 12, 2017 Staff recommendation to Governing Board: consider approval of REDI / Innovative projects for funding

During the application submittal period, applicants are encouraged to arrange time with district staff to review potential projects.

Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) and Innovative Projects Cost-Share Funding, FY 2017

The St. Johns River Water Management District accepted applications from Sept. 16 to Oct. 13, 2016, for cost-share funding for designated Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) communities projects or innovative projects.

In general, a REDI community is economically disadvantaged with an employment base dominated by traditional agriculture or resource-based industries and a population of 25,000 or less. REDI communities may also be unincorporated federal enterprise communities, or an incorporated rural city that is not located in a designated rural county. As of March 1, 2016, the following are REDI-designated communities: the following counties (and all municipalities within) — Baker, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and Okeechobee, and the following communities: Bunnell, Callahan, Crescent City, Fellsmere, Fernandina Beach, Flagler Beach, Glen St. Mary, Hastings, Hawthorne, Hilliard, Macclenny, Palatka, Interlachen, Palm Coast, Pomona Park, Umatilla, and Welaka. Projects considered for funding shall benefit one or more of the four district core mission areas.

An innovative project in Florida that will be considered for this funding opportunity 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. Examples of innovative technologies include, but are not limited to: indirect or direct potable reuse, rainwater harvesting for residential or commercial uses, and stormwater harvesting for aquifer recharge benefits.

Disclaimer: The district will select projects that it determines provide the most beneficial water resource results.

District Core Mission Areas
  • Water Supply:
    • Water conservation that prevents and reduces wasteful or unreasonable uses of water to improve efficiency of use and to avoid using water for either unnecessary purposes or purposes that can be achieved reasonably without the use of water.
    • Alternative water supply development that replaces existing or planned groundwater use with other sources such as reclaimed water, surface water and seawater.
    • Maintaining and enhancing existing water supply distribution systems (REDI communities exclusively)
    • Water resource development that increases the source of water available, such as providing storage of wet weather flows for potential use during dry periods.
  • Water Quality:
    • Water quality/nutrient-loading reduction: 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.
  • Natural Systems Restoration:
    • Measurable resource benefits to streams, lakes, wetlands, springs and aquifers.
  • Flood Protection:
    • Address flood protection issues on a local (REDI communities exclusively), intermediate or regional scale.
Funding available
  • The district is providing $5 million in funding for fiscal year 2016–2017.
Procurement Schedule

The following schedule is provided with key dates.

Action Date Event Status
Sept. 16, 2016 Advertise on website Completed
Sept. 20, 2016
10 a.m.
Informational Meeting
Palatka (District Headquarters)
Completed

Webinar registration link
(for those who cannot attend in person)Completed Sept. 21, 2016
10 a.m.Informational Meeting
Maitland Service Center

Webinar registration link
(for those who cannot attend in person) Completed Sept. 22, 2016
10 a.m.Informational Meeting
Palm Bay Service Center

Webinar registration link
(for those who cannot attend in person) Completed Sept. 14 – Oct. 13, 2016 Application preparation and applicant meetings with Bureau staff Completed Oct. 14 – Nov. 8, 2016 Staff evaluation and ranking of applications Completed Dec. 13, 2016 Staff recommendation to Governing Board: consider approval of REDI / Innovative projects for funding Completed

During the application submittal period, applicants are encouraged to arrange time with district staff to review potential projects.

Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) and Innovative Projects Cost-Share Funding, FY 2016

The St. Johns River Water Management District accepted applications from November 3 to December 17, 2015, for cost-share funding for designated Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI) communities projects or innovative projects.

In general, a REDI community is economically disadvantaged with an employment base dominated by traditional agriculture or resource-based industries and a population of 25,000 or less. REDI communities may also be unincorporated federal enterprise communities, or an incorporated rural city that is not located in a designated rural county. Projects considered for funding shall benefit one or more of the four district core mission areas. As of September 1, 2015, the following are REDI-designated communities: the following counties (and all municipalities within) — Baker, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and Okeechobee, and the following communities: Bunnell, Callahan, Crescent City, Fellsmere, Fernandina Beach, Flagler Beach, Glen St. Mary, Hawthorne, Hilliard, Macclenny, Palatka, Interlachen, Palm Coast, Pomona Park, and Welaka.

An innovative project in Florida that will be considered for this funding opportunity 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. Examples of innovative technologies include, but are not limited to: indirect or direct potable reuse, rainwater harvesting for residential or commercial uses, and stormwater harvesting for aquifer recharge benefits.

District Core Mission Areas
  • Water Supply:
    • Water conservation that prevents and reduces wasteful or unreasonable uses of water to improve efficiency of use and to avoid using water for either unnecessary purposes or purposes that can be achieved reasonably without the use of water.
    • Alternative water supply development that replaces existing or planned groundwater use with other sources such as reclaimed water, surface water and seawater.
    • Maintaining and enhancing existing water supply distribution systems (REDI communities exclusively)
    • Water resource development that increases the source of water available, such as providing storage of wet weather flows for potential use during dry periods.
  • Water Quality:
    • Water quality/nutrient-loading reduction: 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.
  • Natural Systems Restoration:
    • Measurable resource benefits to streams, lakes, wetlands, springs and aquifers.
  • Flood Protection:
    • Address flood protection issues on a local (REDI communities exclusively), intermediate or regional scale.
Funding available
  • The district is providing $5 million in funding for fiscal year 2016–2017.
Application Deadline
  • Complete applications were to be emailed between November 3, 2015, and 4 p.m. on December 17, 2015, 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
Disclaimer
  • The district will select projects that it determines provide the most beneficial water resource results.
Procurement Schedule

The following schedule is provided with key dates.

Action Date Event Status
Oct. 23, 2015 Advertise on website Complete
Nov. 3, 2015 Workshop — Palatka (District Headquarters) Complete
Nov. 4, 2015 Workshop — Maitland Service Center Complete
Nov. 3–Dec. 17, 2015 Application preparation and applicant meetings with Bureau staff Complete
Dec. 18, 2015–Jan. 29, 2016 Staff evaluation and ranking of applications Complete
Feb. 9, 2016 Staff recommendation to Governing Board: consider approval of REDI / Innovative projects for funding Complete

Applicants are encouraged to arrange time with district staff to review potential projects
between Nov. 4 and Dec. 17, 2015.