2020 Operators Grant Application
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2/5/2020 to 7/1/2020
When: Tuesday, January 1, 2019
Where: United States
Contact: John Holdman
(954) 480-4368

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Application Deadline: July 1, 2020

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Application Process

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• Or complete the attached application form - Word Version or PDF Version
• Provide AWWA member number or Utility membership number
• Provide employer and school / college contact information.
• Enclose copy of FDEP Drinking Water Treatment or Distribution System Operator’s License
• Enclose a brief paragraph on plans for use of the grant funds.
• Provide course completion certificates and receipts.


The Florida Section American Water Works Association Operators/Maintenance Council, will annually award:

 Certification Grant: Four reimbursement grants of up to $500.00 per eligible student for licensure, license upgrade or certification in the water field.
• Provides reimbursement of tuition, books, supplies, and fees through an FSAWWA check written to the student. Save all receipts.

 Industry College Grant: Two grants of $1,000.00 per eligible student pursuing a 2 or 4 year college degree or professional training relating to the drinking water industry.
• Provides reimbursement of tuition, books, and fees through the College/University Financial Aid Department over the upcoming two-year period.


• Applicant must be a FLDEP licensed Drinking Water Treatment or Distribution System Operator, Lab Technician, Electrician, Mechanic, Sampling / Field Tech or any other applicable occupations related to the water field.
• Applicant must be a member (or Utility must be a member) of AWWA.
• Certification Grant:
- Applicant must have paid for and attended the course between June 1, 2018 and May 31, 2019.
• Industry College Grant:
- Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited Florida Institution and currently enrolled in courses intended to major in an area related to the drinking water industry including management.

Mail the documents to:

John Holdman
Water Operations Supervisor
City of Deerfield Beach
290 Goolsby Blvd.
Deerfield Beach, FL 33442