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Deadline March 31 for SJRWMD for cost-share project applications

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The St. Johns River Water Management District (SJRWMD) is accepting applications until March 31, 2014, for cost-share funding for projects that will provide:

  • Nutrient-loading reduction in springsheds, the Indian River Lagoon and other water bodies
  • Water conservation that reduces demands through irrigation efficiency or automated tracking of customer water use
  • Water resource development that increases the source of available water
  • Alternative water supply development that replaces existing or planned groundwater use

Funded projects must benefit one or more of the following District strategic initiatives:
• Springs Protection
• North Florida Water Initiative
• Central Florida Water Initiative
• Minimum Flows and Levels Prevention and Recovery
• Indian River Lagoon Protection
• Middle and Lower St. Johns River Water Quality Improvement
• Northern Coastal Basin

The District anticipates making at least $13 million available for cooperative funding in fiscal year 2014–2015 that begins Oct. 1, 2014. Application forms, evaluation criteria and other details are available on the District’s website.