Stormwater Outreach & Education Funding


Annual Funding for Stormwater Outreach Programs

Each year the Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council manages a stormwater education funding opportunity provided by the Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT). This funding aims to support public involvement, education, and outreach efforts to improve the quality of stormwater runoff in the Tampa Bay region.

Projects must be located in Pinellas, Hillsborough, or Pasco Counties. Projects develop and implement creative outreach programs to garner public support and stewardship by explaining the concept of stormwater, why management is important, and what communities can do to help.

This funding opportunity provides financial support for supplies, activities, and educational materials related to a stormwater education project. Example materials and activities include brochures or fact sheets, recreational guides, websites, bumper stickers, posters for bus stops, billboards, videos, event participation, children’s educational programs, storm drain stenciling or placards, tributary or watershed signage, and more. All program materials and resources are available for use and Committee members and awardees are happy to share their information and tips.

Recent Posts

Stormwater Education Resources Library

FY2025 Stormwater Funding NOFOMay 14, 2024Stormwater Education
FY2025 Stormwater Education ApplicationMay 14, 2024Stormwater Education
FY2025 Stormwater Education MaterialsMay 14, 2024Stormwater Education
FY2024 Stormwater Education ApplicationJune 15, 2023Stormwater Education
Stormwater Funding RFP 2024June 15, 2023Stormwater Education
Previously Funded Stormwater Education ProjectsMay 18, 2023Environmental Planning, Stormwater Education
Stormwater Education MaterialsApril 22, 2023Environmental Planning, Stormwater Education

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for the stormwater funding opportunity?

Public, private, and non-profit sector organizations can apply for the grant. Projects must be located in the FDOT District 7 counties of Pinellas, Hillsborough or Pasco.

Does the grant have a Catalog of State Financial Assistance (CSFA) number?

The funds awarded are deemed a contractual services agreement, therefore there is no CSFA number assigned to the funds.

Do you want one application per project or one that can reach across different projects?

One application per project is required.

Are truck wraps acceptable for the grant application?

Yes, truck wraps are still acceptable, although we are trying to diversify projects and encourage creating educational campaigns and materials for new, specific target audiences.

Where can I find more information on the new target audiences?

The target audiences for the FY2023 funding include: 1) Local Governments; 2) Construction and development industry; 3) Frontline Communities; 4) Lawn care and landscaping companies; 5) Tourism and hospitality businesses/organizations. 

Can we bill for staff time and mileage?

The funds should only go to supplies and educational/outreach materials related to your project. They cannot go towards equipment, overhead costs, or capital improvements. Therefore, you cannot bill for staff time or mileage.

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