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COMPETITIVE GRANTS OPPORTUNITY
TAMPA BAY ENVIRONMENTAL RESTORATION FUND – 2018
REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS
 

January 23, 2018.  The Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund - 2018 (TBERF-2018) is a strategic partnership between the Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) and Restore America's Estuaries (RAE). To date, funding for TBERF-2018 has been provided by the Southwest Florida Water Management District, Florida Department of Transportation, the Mosaic Company Foundation, Hillsborough County, the City of St. Petersburg, Pinellas County, Tampa Electric Company, and the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission. TBERF-2018 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. Approximately $875,000 is expected to be available for projects in 2018.

The TBERF-2018 Request for Proposals is available online at the TBERF Section of the TBEP Technical Projects website, including:

PROPOSAL DEADLINE

Proposals must be submitted electronically by 5:00 pm EST, March 23, 2018. Late applications will not be accepted. Email completed proposals to Maya Burke, TBEP Technical Projects Coordinator.

CONSERVATION OBJECTIVES 

TBERF-2018 seeks applications for cost-effective projects that will implement the  coastal, estuarine and freshwater wetland habitat and water quality restoration, research, monitoring, and outreach priorities that have been developed by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and its partners as outlined in the Charting the Course, the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for Tampa Bay (2017 Update).