DWRA’s Water Quality and Supply Program is responsible for managing Alternative Water Supply (AWS) projects that are selected by DEP’s Office of Water Policy and Ecosystems Restoration; and developing and managing grant agreements resulting from line item appropriations (legislative appropriations) in each year’s Florida General Appropriations Act (GAA).
DWRA’s Wastewater Grant Program (WWGP) provides grants to governmental entities for wastewater projects that reduce excess nutrient pollution within a basin management action plan, alternative restoration plan adopted by final order or rural area of opportunity (RAO). The program requires at least a 50% match which may be waived by the department for RAOs.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.Learn More