The St. Johns River Water Management District is accepting applications from Feb. 3 to 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

According to the District, all funded projects must benefit one or more of the following District strategic initiatives:

•             Springs Protection

•             North Florida Water Supply

•             Central Florida Water Initiative

•             Minimum Flows and Levels Prevention and Recovery

•             Indian River Lagoon Protection

•             Middle and Lower St. Johns 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.