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COMPETITIVE GRANTS OPPORTUNITY
TAMPA BAY ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION FUND – 2017
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
 
January 27, 2017. The Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund – 2017 (TBERF-2017) is a strategic partnership between the Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) and Restore America’s Estuaries (RAE). To date, funding for TBERF-2017 has been provided by the Southwest Fjlorida Water Management District, Hillsborough County, Florida Department of Transportation, the Mosaic Company Foundation, the City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Tampa Electric Company, the Community Foundation of Tampa Bay, the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission and Port Tampa Bay. TBERF-2017 is designed to return added value to current and future Tampa Bay conservation initiatives and provides funding through a competitive application process for projects that will protect, restore or enhance the natural resources of Tampa Bay and its contributing watershed.
 
The TBERF-2017 Request for Proposal documents are available online at the TBERF Section of the TBEP Technical Projects website.
 
PROPOSAL DEADLINE
Proposals must be submitted electronically by 5:00 pm EST, March 27, 2017. Late applications will not be accepted. Email completed proposals to Maya Burke, TBEP Technical Projects Coordinator.
 
CONSERVATION OBJECTIVES
TBERF-2017 seeks applications for cost-effective projects that will implement the coastal, estuarine and freshwater wetland habitat and water quality restoration priorities that have been developed by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and its partners, and outlined in the Tampa Bay Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP), Charting the Course.