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DEP Launches Water Quality Protection Grant Portal for Fiscal Year 2023-24

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Water quality protection grant applications being accepted now for review

The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has launched an online grant portal to provide eligible entities the opportunity to submit proposals for water-related grant programs. Eligible entities include local governments, academic institutions and nonprofit organizations.

DEP is seeking project proposals for FY 2023-24 that will bolster existing efforts to protect and restore Florida’s water resources, as well as for new programs enacted this legislative session including the Water Quality Improvement Grant Program and Indian River Lagoon Protection Program.

The online grant application portal opens July 5, 2023. Grant programs have different closing dates, so please review the closing date posted for each grant program on Applicants are encouraged to submit proposals to all grant programs for which they may be eligible.

DEP is also accepting grant applications through the Resilient Florida Grant Program for projects to prepare coastal and inland communities for the adverse impacts of flooding and storm surge.

To submit a proposal or view a list of past grant awardees, please visit