Grants Program

Funded by a portion of revenues from Florida's Sea Turtle Specialty License Plate, the Sea Turtle Grants Program distributes funds each year to support sea turtle research, conservation and education programs that benefit Florida sea turtles. Approximately 70% of the funding generated by sales of the tag goes to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Marine Turtle Protection Program to support research and management activities related to sea turtles. Approximately 30% is distributed to the Sea Turtle Grants Program.The Sea Turtle Grants Program is administered by the non-profit Sea Turtle Conservancy.

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Due Dates for 2016 - 2017 Funding Cycle:

    Deadline for Completed Proposals
    Completion of review of Proposals
    Proposals provided to Grant Committee
    Committee Meeting to Award Funds*
    November 13, 2015 (by 5 PM)
    January 29, 2016
    February 8, 2016
    March, 2016 (exact date TBD)

    Funded Projects will begin upon execution of contract, anticipated to be May 1, 2016, and be completed within 1 year.
    * Grant projects that require Marine Turtle Permits must have the final permit approved by the date of the Committee Meeting to be considered for funding.

Proposal Guidelines & Application Forms:

PLEASE NOTE: Descriptions of the Application Sections were slightly modified for the 2016 Grant Cycle, please read carefully.

Funding to Support Ongoing Permit Holder Activities:

2016 - 2017 Mini-Grant Registration Form

Completed Grant Applications must be received on or before 5:00 PM, Friday, November 13, 2015 at the address below:

    Sea Turtle Grants Program
    Sea Turtle Conservancy
    4424 NW 13th St, Suite B-11
    Gainesville, FL 32609

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