Restoration & Research

Return on Investment

Protecting and restoring Tampa Bay is a team effort. Each year, the TBEP works to secure funds from a variety of sources (federal, state, and local governments; private sector donations; philanthropic gifts; environmental fines; and revenue from the “Tarpon Tag” specialty license plate) to support partner-directed research, restoration, and community-based projects that benefit the Tampa Bay watershed. Ongoing efforts – like the Bay Mini-Grant program and the Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund – coupled with newer initiatives including our Digital Challenge Grants, are paying off. Today, one in five jobs can be attributed to a healthy Tampa Bay.


Bay Mini-Grants

Bay Mini-Grants

Community-based Bay improvements grants for educators, neighborhood associations, community groups, citizen scientists and more.


Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund (TBERF)

Large-scale grants that implement programmatic priorities and achieve measurable conservation outcomes for Tampa Bay.

Digital Challenge Grants

Digital Challenge Grants

Turning the Program’s research into science communication products with the help of the Bay’s digital content creators. 

Publications Library

Data Visualization Tools

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