Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP)
09/16/22 5:00 PM
Grants of up to $5,000 to Florida nonprofit and for-profit organizations for environmental stewardship and restoration activities in eligible locations. Funding is intended to support programs and projects in the areas of water quality, invasive species, habitat restoration, fish and wildlife, and public education. Eligible activities benefit the Tampa Bay Watershed, including parts of Hillsborough, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Manatee, and Sarasota counties. Projects supporting the prevention, eradication, and/or management of invasive species in Tampa and its watershed (IS-2) will be prioritized for funding.
Bay Mini-Grants are provided to community organizations in the Tampa Bay Watershed for projects that address restoration and education priorities in Tampa Bay. The goal of this grant program is to empower citizens to foster an environmental ethic and promote community stewardship of the bay.
Projects must address one or more of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program’s Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) priorities: Clean waters and sediments; thriving habitats and abundant wildlife, and informed, engaged, and responsible community.
Priority will be given to cost-effective projects that focus on the priorities outlined below:
Project proposals that are led by, empower, benefit, and/or engage the following communities are encouraged to apply: immigrant, elderly, disabled, queer, income constrained or asset limited, veteran, Black, Indigenous communities, and other communities of color.
Possible projects may include, but are not limited to:
GrantWatch ID#: 174431
Bay Mini-Grants are competitive awards up to $5,000.
- January 2023: Awarded 2021 Bay Mini-Grant Projects begin
- December 31, 2023: Awarded 2022 Bay Mini-Grant Project must be completed.
Project period: Projects will be awarded and applicants will be notified by January 2022 via a purchase order issued by TBEP that functions as the Notice to Proceed with the project. Projects must begin within six months and be completed within one year of the date on the purchase order authorization.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply online: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2818f0bda3a54ceab2ec02b59735c510
For questions, contact:
TBEP Community Programs Scientist
(727) 893-2765 ext. 204
Tampa Bay Estuary Program
263 13th Ave. S., Suite 350
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
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