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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.

Local Government Cooperative Funding Program Opportunity – Application Deadline is October 30, 2015

The Suwannee River Water Management District (SRWMD) has developed a cost-share program to assist county governments, municipalities, water supply authorities, and other interested units of local government with a cost-share program for projects that enhance or address the District's core mission of managing water supply, water quality, flood protection, and natural systems. The Regional Initiative Valuing Environmental Resources (RIVER) local government cooperative funding program provides an opportunity for local government to obtain cost-share funding for projects that foster the District's core mission. Pending adoption of the FY 2016 budget by the District Governing Board, $1.5 million dollars will be available for next year's program.

What type of project is eligible?

Projects that conserve our water supply, protect springs, develop alternative water supplies, advanced aquifer recharge, improve water quality, enhance or restore natural systems, and provide improved flood protection.

The District is providing three 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 26, September 2 and 9, 2015. Please call Patrick Webster at 386.362.1001 or by email at to schedule an appointment if interested. Appointments are reserved based on first come, first serve.

If you would like to submit an application, the deadline for this project selection period is October 30, 2015 by 4:00 p.m. 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 . Please visit our website for upcoming information.

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.