The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) Bay Partners Grant Program promotes environmental education, awareness, community involvement, and stewardship to improve the quality of Sarasota Bay and its tributaries. To support these goals, funding is available from SBEP for local projects that focus on Habitat Restoration or Environmental Education and Stewardship. Businesses, non-profit organizations, schools, academic institutions, civic associations, religious organizations, and neighborhood/homeowners’ associations located in Sarasota and Manatee counties with projects that will benefit the Sarasota Bay watershed are eligible to receive funding.
This application is also available for download in Microsoft Word format on the SBEP website.
Bay Partners Grant Information Packet: describes allowed costs, scoring criteria and selection process, and description of project categories. Also contains sample budgets to help applicants determine what information they should include in their project budget.
Download the Bay Partners Grants Budget Form: fillable PDF budget form