Submit an application to SFWMD for any cost-share water projects you may be considering for your ag operation.
SFWMD is accepting applications for cost-share water projects, according to a Citrus Industry article. The projects should be alternative water supply projects and water conservation projects. The cost-sharing efforts are part of Florida’s strategy to protect water resources and meet the state’s water needs. See the details below.
Details of Cost-Share Water Projects
The article shared the following information about the projects from Craig Frey, the Hendry County Extension director and a multi-county commercial horticulture Extension agent:
- There is no limitation due to the size of the business.
- Funding level depends on the total legislative funding and number of projects selected. In the past, projects have typically been $50,000, though a few ag projects have reached $100,000.
- The project must be paid for out of pocket and is later reimbursed, to the amount that is finalized in the contract (up to 50 percent).
- Other restrictions are specified in the Cooperative Funding Program Guidelines.
- View an exampleof an agriculture project (remote weather sensing with soil moisture data loggers).
The process to apply is open, and it ends on February 26th at 4 p.m. Projects may receive up to 50 percent cost-share of eligible project costs. Interested parties can find mor information and apply at sfwmd.gov/coopfunding.
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