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Tampa Bay Water Source Water Protection Grant applications due Nov. 12th

Do you have a great project that helps protect drinking water sources in Tampa Bay? Tampa Bay Water is now accepting applications!

Communities and individuals have an important role in keeping our drinking water sources clean and safe. Grants ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 are available to community groups, nonprofits, school groups and educational institutions located in Hillsborough, Pasco and Pinellas counties.

Application deadline is November 12. Apply today at

What is Source Water Protection?

Source water protection includes a wide variety of actions and activities aimed at safeguarding, maintaining or improving sources of drinking water and their surrounding watersheds. Everything that happens on the ground eventually makes its way to the water.

Examples of Qualifying Projects

  • River and stream cleanups
  • Riverbank restoration
  • Protection and preservation of the region’s watersheds
  • Innovative solutions to reduce pollution in wetlands, rivers and coastal areas
  • Educational activities
  • Public outreach campaigns