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Springs Cost Share Program
Program Overview

The Florida Legislature, through the Department of Environmental Protection (FDEP), provides funding assistance for projects that improve the quality and quantity of the state’s water resources that protect and improve springs. FDEP works closely with the water management districts, local governments and other stakeholders to identify and implement springs projects that achieve restoration goals. State funding assistance is being made available to entities to implement these projects.

Eligible projects include land acquisition intended to protect springs, and capital projects that protect the quality and quantity of water that flows from springs. This would include any viable springs protection, restoration or management projects, such as:

• Agricultural Best Management Practices (BMPs)
• Water Conservation
• Hydrologic Restoration
• Land Acquisition
• Reuse
• Wastewater Collection and Treatment
• Stormwater
• Other innovative approaches and efficiencies that further the intended goal

Project Submittal

Springs funding requests must be submitted to the District using the following application, spreadsheets and documents listed below by the deadline of 5:00 PM on January 16, 2019. Project submittals must be emailed to the District at the following email address: .

The following documents must be filled out and submitted to the District for each project submittal:

Fiscal Year 2018-2019 SRWMD Springs Application
FDEP Springs Spreadsheets - Springs Project Submittal Template
Cost Effectiveness Calculator (If applicable)

Please read the following guidance and reference materials which will provide the applicant with assistance with how to fill out the required project applications:

District Springs Funding Guidance
FDEP Springs Funding Guidance
BMAP Projects for SRWMD
District Basin Management Action Plan (BMAP) Map
Water Resource Caution Areas Map
NFRWSP Boundary Map
NFRWSP Projects for SRWMD
FDEP Waterbody IDs
Lower Santa Fe Basin Recovery Strategy
• SWIM Plans - Coastal Basin and Suwannee Basin
Outstanding Florida Springs
Priority Focus Areas

Questions?

For more information, please contact the Agriculture and Environmental Projects team by emailing  or calling 386.362.1001.