LIVE OAK, FLA., Nov. 12, 2019 – The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) invites schools and community groups to apply for the Educational Water Resource Funding Program (program). The District will award up to $20,000 to schools and community groups for approved educational projects focused on Florida’s water resources. The deadline to apply for the 2019-2020 grants is Dec. 6.
“The program provides students and group members the ability to learn about our water resources and how they can take action to help protect our springs and rivers,” said Hugh Thomas, Executive Director of the District. “Each project that is funded will focus on improving water quality, conserving water, flood protection and/or natural systems restoration.”
Public, private and charter schools, as well as non-profit charities, can apply for the funding. Applicants can apply for up to $20,000 per project per year and must be located within the District’s 15-county boundary.
Potential projects include:
• Drip irrigation systems
• Lab equipment
• Equipment to reduce nutrient loads
• Florida Friendly Landscaping
• Rain barrels