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Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund solicits project proposals

Competitive Grants Opportunity Request for Proposals

The Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund - 2019 (TBERF-2019) is a strategic partnership between the Tampa Bay Estuary Program (TBEP) and Restore America's Estuaries (RAE). To date, funding for TBERF-2019 has been provided by the Southwest Florida Water Management District, the City of St. Petersburg, Hillsborough County, the Mosaic Company Foundation, Pinellas County, the J. Crayton Pruitt Foundation, Tampa Electric Company, and the Hillsborough County Environmental Protection Commission. TBERF-2019 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-2019 Request for Proposals is available online at the TBERF Section of the TBEP Technical Projects website, including:

  • 2019 TBERF RFP Details
  • 2019 TBERF Application
  • 2019 Project Timeline and Budget Worksheet

Proposal Deadline

Proposals must be submitted electronically by 5:00 pm EST, March 15, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted. Email completed proposals to Maya Burke, TBEP Science Policy Coordinator.

Conservation objectives

TBERF-2019 seeks applications for cost-effective projects that will implement priorities identified by the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and its partners in Charting the Course, the Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP) for Tampa Bay (2017 Update).