Tallahassee, Florida – Today, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced new funding for local governments operating stormwater or wastewater management systems in Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Duval, Flagler, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Martin, and Nassau. Announcing the opportunity to offer. , Palm Beach, St. John’s, St. Lucie, Sarasota, and Volusia counties affected by Hurricane Ian or Hurricane Nicole.
“This department is committed to helping rebuild these communities.” DEP Secretary Sean Hamilton said: “This new funding opportunity will help us restore our stormwater and wastewater systems as quickly as possible to protect our communities and the environment.”
To be eligible for the program, the affected facility must be operated by a county, local government, or special tax district, and applicants must provide evidence of:
• The applicant’s stormwater or wastewater system was damaged as a result of Hurricane Ian or Hurricane Nicole.
• Damage to stormwater or wastewater systems poses an immediate threat to public health or the environment if not addressed immediately.
During the December 2022 special legislative session, Gov. Ron DeSantis and the Florida Legislature created the Hurricane Stormwater and Wastewater Assistance Grants Program to help affected local governments fund stormwater and wastewater infrastructure as a result of storms. We have allocated $100 million to help address the damage. DEP development emergency rule For this new program in accordance with Chapter 2022-272 Laws of Florida.
The deadline for applications is March 31st at 11:59pm EDT. To submit your application, ProtectionFloridaTogether.gov/grants.
Please note that information submitted to DEP becomes a public record and will be disclosed pursuant to Title 119 of the Florida Code and Section 1, Section 24 of the Florida Constitution. Submission of a project proposal does not create a contract or guarantee funding.
For questions or more information, please email Deputy Director Sandra Waters. DEP Water Restoration Support Division.
Source: Florida Department of Environmental Protection