Stormwater Outreach & Education Funding

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Alana Todd
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Stormwater Outreach & Education Funding Opportunity

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.

For more ideas, you can review the projects funded over the past few years and check out pictures of our past projects below.

Visit stormwater management committee page

The Stormwater Outreach and Education Funding application is now available for FY2023

Total program funding distributed: $90,000

Individual award ceiling: $15,000

Application deadline: July 14, 2022

VIEW NOTICE OF FUNDING OPPORTUNITY
Download grant application

Please review the Notice of Funding Opportunity for more details. Complete project applications must be submitted electronically to alana@tbrpc.org by 5:00PM on July 14, 2022.

2023 Target Audiences

Frontline Communities

Frontline Communities

Communities that experience systemic socioeconomic disparities or environmental injustices and are most often communities of color, indigenous, and/or low-income.

Construction & Development

Construction & Development

Construction runoff (mud, oil and grease) is a significant source of stormwater pollution, challenging the health of local waterways.

Lawn Care & Landscaping

Lawn Care & Landscaping

When it rains, yard waste, sediments, and toxic lawn and garden chemicals can make their way into the storm drain system before reaching local creeks, the Bay, and the Ocean.

Tourism & Hospitality

Tourism & Hospitality

Improper waste disposal and illicit discharges of grease, chemicals, food waste, or trash can end up in our storm drains from hospitality businesses and tourists.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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

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.

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. Learn more

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.

Check out these fantastic videos made by Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful, available for everyone in the region to use on your websites and in your outreach efforts.