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SWFWMD Tampa Bay Cooperative Funding Public Meeting Apr. 16th

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A key program for building partnerships is the Southwest Florida Water Management District’s Cooperative Funding Initiative (CFI) program. The CFI covers up to 50 percent of the cost of projects that help create sustainable water resources, enhance conservation efforts, restore natural systems and provide flood protection. All CFI funding decisions are made by volunteer Governing Board members who are well informed on the specific resources and challenges within their areas. Each April, District staff presents recommendations and rankings of which projects to fund, and answers questions from the Governing Board members.

The Hillsborough County Lake Management, Adopt-A-Pond, and Stream Waterwatch Programs are supported by the SWFWMD CFI. Their continued funding is not guaranteed.

An upcoming public meeting will be held by the SWFWMD to receive comment on CFI proposals. Anyone wishing to make comment can attend the April 16th meeting that deals with Tampa area projects. It will begin at 10:00am at the SWFWMD Tampa office located at 7601 US Hwy 301. Tampa, FL 33637.