Funding Programs

The District provides grant funds and assists in developing funding opportunities for projects that help protect, maintain, or improve water resources in northwest Florida.

Availability of Water Project Funding

The Northwest Florida Water Management District announces the anticipated availability of funding to help communities across northwest Florida plan for and implement springs restoration and alternative water supply projects. Projects recommended for award will be subject to approval of state and District FY 2024-2025 budgets and approval by the District’s Governing Board and the Florida Department of Environmental Protection.

How to Apply for FY 2024-2025 Water Project Funding

Applicants may submit an eligible project by downloading the Application Form.

Please review the Funding Guidelines for more information.

All applications and project proposals are due by Friday, February 23, 2024.

All applications for funding should be submitted via email to

Questions and Contact Information

For Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), please click here.

For a list of general conditions for receiving grant funding, please click here.

Additional information may also be found at:

DEP AWS Funding Guidance

DEP Springs Funding Guidance

For questions, contact Jerrick Saquibal at (850) 539-5999 or

Pilot Distributed Wastewater Grant Program

The application cycle closed December 5, 2023. Applications are under review and funding recommendations are planned for the February 2024 Governing Bord meeting.

Springs Restoration and Protection

The District supports springs restoration projects that include land acquisitions to protect springs and capital projects that protect the quality and quantity of water that flows to and from springs. For more information on the program, click here.

To learn more about Agricultural Best Management Practices springs funding opportunities, please visit the District’s Agriculture page.

Water Supply Development

The District supports alternative water supply development projects that include reuse of reclaimed water, water conservation, stormwater and surface water development, and other alternative water supply sources. For more information on the program, click here.

Water Projects Priorities Database

Other funding or cooperative cost-share opportunities are occasionally available to support priority projects consistent with the District’s mission and areas of responsibility. Click here to learn more.