Water Supply Development Community Assistance Initiative – FY 2013-2014
Notice of Grant Funding Availability
The Northwest Florida Water Management District announces the availability of grant funds for the purpose of helping local governments and utilities across the region meet local water supply challenges while also addressing regional water resource protection and management needs. The District seeks proposals from local governments and publicly or privately owned utilities within the jurisdiction of the District’s 16-county area for cooperative or cost-share projects that would accomplish this purpose.
Please note that the anticipated availability of grant funding is subject to final approval of the District’s budget for Fiscal Year 2013-2014 (October 1, 2013 – September 30, 2014).
Applications are due at District Headquarters no later than Thursday, October 31, 2013.
Application Form & Package
The application form and detailed grant program information may be obtained by downloading the Grant Program Application Package below. The document includes program information and guidelines, and a form to be completed and saved. Two versions are offered – Microsoft Word and Adobe Acrobat. Either is equally acceptable.
FY 13-14 Grant Application Package (Microsoft Word® format)
FY 13-14 Grant Application Package (Adobe Acrobat® format - fillable form)
Complete and save the information within the downloaded form, and submit it either electronically or in hard copy according to the instructions below under Submittal Process. If you have any questions or experience any problems downloading or using the form, please contact Paul Thorpe at (850) 539-5999 or
Grant funding through this initiative is available for water supply development projects throughout the 16-county area jurisdiction of the Northwest Florida Water Management District. Per section 373.019, Florida Statutes, water supply development encompasses the planning, design, construction, operation, and maintenance of public or private facilities for water collection, production, treatment, transmission, or distribution for sale, resale, or end use. Eligible projects may include reuse of reclaimed water and conservation projects that result in quantifiable water savings, as well as traditional water supply development and alternative water supply development projects. System maintenance, land acquisition, and projects otherwise not meeting the definition of water supply development are not eligible for funding under this initiative.
Local governments and publicly or privately owned utilities within the Northwest Florida Water Management District are eligible to submit proposals under this initiative.
Submit the completed application with any supporting information to:
Northwest Florida Water Management District
81 Water Management Drive
Havana, FL 32333
Applications may be submitted by mail or email. It is strongly recommended that applications be sent with read receipt enabled (if electronically submitted) or with return receipt required (if sent by mail). Please note that the maximum electronic mail size that can be received is 15 mb. If sending a submittal approaching this size, it is strongly recommended that successful transmission and receipt be separately verified.
Applications must be received by Thursday, October 31, 2013.
A Grant Evaluation Committee of District staff will evaluate each project based on the criteria described in the FY 13-14 Grant Application Package (above). Staff recommendations will be provided to the Governing Board for final project selection. All applicants will be notified of the Governing Board’s decision for the selection of projects to be funded during the specified Fiscal Year.
An optional informational workshop was held on September 4, 2013, 1:00 pm EDT, at the District Headquarters office, located at 81 Water Management Drive, Havana, FL – map.
The workshop presentation and additional information may be accessed here:
Informational Presentation - 9-4-2013
Frequently Asked Questions
If you were unable to attend the workshop and desire additional guidance or assistance, please contact Paul Thorpe at Paul.Thorpe@nwfwmd.state.fl.us or (850) 539-5999.
The official notice of the program and informational workshop is available here:
General Guidelines and Information
• Each grant recipient must enter into a cooperative agreement with the District. The agreement will specify a schedule, milestones to be achieved, and work products/deliverables, and it will include terms and conditions for contract management and administration.
• Projects awarded grant funds must be completed within 24 months of execution of the cooperative agreement. Proposals indicating greater than two years for project completion will not be considered.
• Applicants will be required to construct, own, operate, and maintain all facilities constructed with District grant funds, in accordance with state, federal, and local regulations.
• Unless otherwise agreed to by the District in writing, grant funds will be provided on a reimbursement basis after completion of the project. In cases of financial hardship, the District may consider interim reimbursement payments on a no-more-frequently than monthly basis.
• Additional conditions will be required by the District for contract management and administration purposes.
• Grant funding provided normally may not exceed 50 percent of the overall project cost. Exceptions may be made, at the Governing Board's discretion, for projects serving financially disadvantaged communities.
If there are any questions, please contact Paul Thorpe at (850) 539-5999 or Paul.Thorpe@nwfwmd.state.fl.us.