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Regional Initiative Valuing Environmental Resources (RIVER)
RIVER Governmental Cost Share Program

District funding assistance is being made available to government entities to implement projects with the following objectives:
  • Protect Florida's water supply
  • Improve water quality
  • Restore natural systems
  • Provide flood protection

County governments, municipalities, water supply authorities, and other interested government entities are encouraged to check this site regarding funding assistance with water management projects of mutual benefit in fiscal year 2015.

The application submittal deadline for FY2014-2015 funding assistance consideration is 4:00 p.m. on October 31, 2014.

The District is providing two dates for interested cooperators to meet with the review team to discuss their potential projects and to ask questions. Meetings are by appointment only and are scheduled for August 27, 2014 and September 3, 2014. Please call Vanessa Fultz at 386.362.1001 or by email at to schedule an appointment if interested. Appointments are reserved based on first come first serve.

The District is hosting a workshop on September 17, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the District headquarters in Live Oak for those units of government interested in applying. Further information will be provided soon on the District website including the revised application and information package.

Any questions regarding the program should be directed to Patrick Webster at 386.362.1001 or 1.800.226.1066 (FL Toll Free) or via email at .


Funds for this program are included as committed reserves of $1.5 million in the District's approved FY 2015 budget.

For more information, please contact Patrick Webster at or 386.362.1001.