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.
Stormwater Education Resources Library
|FY2024 Stormwater Education Application||June 15, 2023||Stormwater Education|
|Stormwater Funding RFP 2024||June 15, 2023||Stormwater Education|
|Previously Funded Stormwater Education Projects||May 18, 2023||Environmental Planning, Stormwater Education|
|Stormwater Education Materials||April 22, 2023||Environmental 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.