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Drop-by-Drop Mini-grant Program application deadline is Mon. Oct. 3rd

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The Lake County Water Authority Board has awarded over $390,000 since 2001 to local educators.

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  • Grant Objective: To promote freshwater resource education in Lake County’s public and private schools by awarding grants that focus on issues that affect our local water resources.

    Grant Award: Up to $ 2,000

    Deadline: Monday, October 3, 2016 by 5:00 p.m.

    Submission: One original and six copies (7 total) of the completed grant application packet should be mailed or hand-delivered to the Lake County Water Authority, 27351 SR 19, Tavares, Florida 32778 (New location at Hickory Point). Please review all submittals to make sure application is legible, itemized budgets & accompanying materials are included.

    Award Criteria: Grant applications will be evaluated based upon pertinence to Lake County’s freshwater resources, pertinence to the Florida Standards, number of students grant will serve, pre- & post-activities for field trips, idea uniqueness/originality, cost appropriate to project, age & equipment appropriate, etc.

    All applicants are responsible for reading and understanding the enclosed mini-grant guidelines prior to submitting an application.
    Applicants are responsible for remembering the important dates listed below.

    Important Dates:

    • Grant Deadline (1 original & six copies, no faxes or e-mails): Monday, Oct. 3, 201 by 5:00 p.m.
    • Complete all Purchase Orders or encumber non-trip funds no later than. Friday, March 3, 2017
    • Deadline to complete all non-field trip projects, turn in paperwork: Friday, April 14, 2017
    • Deadline to complete educational field trips: Friday, April 28,2017
    • Deadline to turn in complete paperwork for field trips: Friday, May 12, 2017


    For any questions or more information about these grants and deadlines, please e-mail info@lcwa.org or call 352-434-5025 or the LCWA offices at 352-324-6141