The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is accepting applications for their Sewer Connection Incentive Grant Program.

Grant applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted or the program deadline of Sept. 30, 2023, has been met.

The program provides a reimbursement of up to $4,000 per existing home to eligible homeowners in a pre-approved FDEP area to assist with costs incurred to switch from an existing septic system and connect to central sewer.

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Completed work must follow all applicable county codes and Florida Department of Health requirements. Eligible costs include demolition of the septic tank, plumbing work from the house to the county right-of-way and the connection of the on-site plumbing to the county’s wastewater collection infrastructure.

A pre-application must be submitted for each eligible home. To receive an application, visit tinyurl.com/65mh98p5 or email the Citrus County Water Resources Department at sewergrant@citrusbocc.com.

Pre-applications can be submitted online or delivered in-person or by mail to 3600 W. Sovereign Path, Lecanto, FL 34461.

Eligible grant awards are on a first‐approved pre-application basis. The pre-application will be assigned a grant number for tracking purposes.

If the grant application form is incomplete, the Water Resources Department will contact the applicant by the preferred method chosen on the grant pre-application.

The Water Resources Department will notify the homeowner of the eligibility determination. If eligibility is approved, they will remit a grant reimbursement checklist to the homeowner.

Eligibility approval will hold funding but does not guarantee payment until all requirements are met. If eligibility is denied, the Water Resources Department will notify the homeowner of the determination.

To learn more, contact the Citrus County Water Resources Department at 352-527-7650 and select option number four or email sewergrant@citrusbocc.com. For more information, visit citrusbocc.com/sewerconnection.

This is a separate program from the Citrus County Septic Upgrade Incentive Program. For more information on that program, call 352-527-7520 or email septicgrant@citrusbocc.com.