The mission of the Sarasota Bay Estuary Program’s (SBEP) Sarasota Bay Partners Grants program is to improve the overall quality of Sarasota-Manatee area bays, their tributaries, and their watersheds and to promote environmental education and community involvement in SBEP’s mission. To further these goals, funding is available for projects that focus on Habitat Restoration and Water Quality and Bay-Related Environmental Education and Community Stewardship. Eligible projects may focus on either or both themes. 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 (direct download)