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Sarasota Bay Partners Grants

The SBEP Bay Partners Grants Program promotes environmental education, awareness, community involvement, and stewardship to improve the overall 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 Bay-Related 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. Please contact Darcy Young, Director of Planning and Communications by email or (941) 955-8085 for more information.

2019 Bay Partners Grants Application

Application materials for 2019 Bay Partners Grants are now available.

Click here for the online application (recommended) or download a fillable Microsoft Word application form.

Download the 2019 Bay Partners Grants Information Packet.

Download the 2019 Bay Partners Grants Budget Form.

Contact Darcy Young by email or at (941) 955-8085 with questions about Bay Partners Grants.

Completed Projects

Since 2003, SBEP has awarded over $300,000 in Bay Partners Grants to support Bay-friendly projects conducted by 80 area organizations in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.

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The Sarasota Bay Estuary Program is dedicated to restoring the area's greatest natural asset - Sarasota Bay. We offer special thanks to our partners: Sarasota County, Manatee County, City of Sarasota, City of Bradenton, Town of Longboat Key, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Florida Department of Environmental Protection and Southwest Florida Water Management District.