Tampa Bay Water is looking for partners to help prevent water pollution and protect the sources of the region’s drinking water. Nonprofits, community and school groups located in the counties of Hillsborough, Pasco or Pinellas, could be eligible for a Source Water Protection Mini-grant.

The Tampa Bay region depends on water from the aquifer, rivers and desalinated seawater for its drinking water, and Tampa Bay Water works with our community to protect those sources. With grants between $2,000 and $10,000 available per organization, Tampa Bay Water is able to fund projects such as river cleanups, litter prevention projects, public education campaigns, and conservation outreach events that benefit our drinking water supplies.

Mini-grant projects are ideal opportunities for scouts to earn merit badges, students to fulfill volunteer hour requirements, and service clubs and organizations to get involved in supporting public health and safety.

The projects are also great for educators looking to combine Science, Technology, Engineering and Math concepts and lessons with hands-on experience to supplement classroom learning.

Visit www.tampabaywater.org/grant to submit your application! The deadline to apply for this year’s grant cycle is Nov. 15.