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Apply now for TBEP Bay Mini-Grants

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The deadline to apply is September 25th at 3:00 p.m.

The Tampa Bay Estuary Program is now accepting project applications for the Bay Mini-Grants program!

Bay Mini-Grants are competitive cash awards (up to $5000) for community groups with projects that help improve Tampa Bay.

Project proposals must incorporate at least one of Tampa Bay Estuary Program's goals: water quality, habitat restoration, invasive species, public education, fish and wildlife enhancement.

This year, priority will be given to proposals which directly incorporate emerging contaminants or community involvement in bay restoration.

Applications for Bay Mini-Grants must be submitted by 3:00pm September 25, 2020. Funds will be awarded by mid-December. Projects must begin within six months and be completed within one year.

Groups and organizations from Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco and Pinellas counties may apply. Funds will be dispersed through contracts. Both non-profit and for-profit organizations are eligible.

The online application is available at

Please contact Public Outreach Specialist Sheila Scolaro ( with any questions.