TBERF

The Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund (TBERF) is a competitive grants program that supports projects which implement the water quality improvement, habitat restoration, applied research, and education priorities of the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and its partners. Together, the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and Restore America’s Estuaries secure public and private sector donations to catalyze environmental benefits to the Tampa Bay estuary. Click here to learn more about previous TBERF award recipients.

New proposals are accepted each year, between January and March. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit a letter of intent (accepted on a rolling basis).

For more information, please contact Maya Burke. Have some questions? Wondering if a project or idea you have is eligible for funding? Or just want to get some one-on-one time? You can schedule a 30-minute session using the platform of your choice (phone call, virtual meeting [e.g. Google Meet, Zoom, Teams], etc.) via this link.

Project Spotlight

Algae Blooms

Algae Blooms

Water quality conditions in Old Tampa Bay have lagged behind other bay segments, in part, due to recurring summer blooms of the toxic dinoflagellate Pyrodinium bahamense. Through routine and event-response monitoring, both the Environmental Protection Commission of...

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Sportfish Habitat

Sportfish Habitat

Any angler worth their salt can tell you the importance of healthy habitats for fish and wildlife. This project, conducted by researchers from the University of Florida and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, evaluated how commercially and...

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Rock Ponds

Rock Ponds

The Rock Ponds Ecosystem Restoration project is the largest habitat restoration project in the history of Tampa Bay. Located on the south shore in Hillsborough County, this site spans approximately 1,043 acres of various coastal habitats, including 645 acres of...

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