FUNDING PROGRAMS

United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development

  • Grant/loan funding for rehabilitation type water and wastewater projects
  • Small communities (< 10,000 population)
  • Economically depressed communities
  • Typical project size $0.5 to $5.0 million
  • Up to 75% grant available, although 0% to 40% is typical depending on several economic and project factors.

FDEP Clean Water State Revolving Fund (SRF)

  • Low interest loan funding for wastewater non-growth related type projects.
  • Projects that address a public health hazard typically receive more funding.
  • Available to small and large municipalities.
  • Grant funding is available for small communities depending on several economic factors.

FDEP Water Supply Restoration

  • Covers cost to install and operate private wells and/or filters, or to connect private homes to a public water system.
  • To qualify, private well water quality must not meet applicable standards.

FDEP Drinking Water State Revolving Fund (SRF)

  • Low interest loan funding for drinking water type projects.
  • Grant funding available for public health risk type projects in small financially disadvantaged communities.
  • Additional funding benefits are available for small communities (< 10,000 population).

FDEP Small Community Wastewater

  • Grant funding for wastewater facilities
  • Only municipalities with less than 7,500 people are eligible.
  • Eligibility based on community demographics.

Cooperative Funding from SFWMD and SWFWMD (South and Southwest Water Management Districts)

  • Grant funding for potable water conservation type projects that lead to reduced groundwater use.
  • No limit on project size.
  • Either 50% or 75% grant funding available, depending on several economic factors.

Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG)

  • Grant funding available for water and sewer projects.
  • Projects that provide new water or sewer service receive more points.
  • Economic Development funding is also available for water and sewer projects required for a specific job-creating activity.
  • Funding level is based on community demographics and is capped at $600,000 to $750,000 per project depending on several economic factors.

Rural Community Assistance Program (RCAP)

  • Loan funding for small water and wastewater utility projects.
  • Available to rural communities meeting certain demographic requirements
  • Priority given to public and environmental hazard related projects.

Economic Development Administration (EDA) Public Works and Development Facilities Program

  • Grant funding for distressed communities for public works type projects.
  • Priority given to projects that revitalize, expand, and upgrade their physical infrastructure to improve the local economy.

Florida’s Section 319 Grant Program

  • Grand funding available for projects that reduce nonpoint sources of pollution to Florida’s priority watersheds or impaired waters.

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