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Citrus County Septic Upgrade Incentive Grant Program

By Meaghan Goepferich Posted on August 1, 2021

The Citrus County Board of County Commissioners is now accepting applications for their Septic Upgrade Incentive Grant Program.

Citrus County Septic Upgrade Incentive Grant Program Now Accepting Applications

The Septic Upgrade Program provides a reimbursement of up to $7,000 per existing home, to eligible homeowners in a pre-approved FDEP area, to cover grant eligible expenses to install nitrogen-reducing enhancements to an existing conventional Onsite Sewage Treatment and Disposal Systems (OSTDS).

Completed work must follow all applicable County codes and Florida Health Department (FDOH) requirements. The homeowner must agree to pay any additional costs above the program’s $7,000 grant award and any ineligible grant expenses.

A pre-application must be submitted for each eligible home. To receive a copy of the application form, visit https://citrusbocc.smapply.io/prog/septic_upgrade_incentive_project or email the Citrus County Housing Services Division at [email protected]. Pre-applications can be submitted online or delivered in-person or by mail to 2804 W Marc Knighton Ct, #12, 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 Housing Services Division will contact the applicant by the preferred method chosen by the applicant on the grant pre-application.

The Housing Services Division will notify the homeowner of the eligibility determination. If eligibility is approved, the Housing Services Division remits a Grant Reimbursement Checklist to the homeowner by the preferred method chosen by the applicant. Eligibility approval will hold funding but does not guarantee payment until all requirements are met. If eligibility is denied, the Housing Services Division will notify the homeowner of the determination. Grant applications will be accepted until funds are exhausted or the program deadline of September 30, 2022 has been met.

To learn more, contact the Citrus County Housing Services Division at (352) 527-7520 or email [email protected]. More information is available online at www.citrusbocc.com/septicupgrade.

Please note that this is a separate program from the Citrus County Sewer Connection Incentive Program. For more information on that program, call (352) 527-7650, option #4 or email [email protected].

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