2022-2023 Applications are now closed. 


 2022-2023 Community Grant funded programs are currently underway. Please check back in early July for updates on the anticipated 2023-2024 funding cycle. 

The Community Grant Program funds action projects that serve to restore, preserve, connect, inform, and educate. Through these action projects, the Estuary Program’s vision is to create a healthy and sustainable environment, economy, and community. 

The Pensacola & Perdido Bays Estuary Program (PPBEP) is a stakeholder-driven, science-based organized charged with restoring and preserving the Pensacola and Perdido Bay Systems, and their associated watersheds. PPBEP is guided by a Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP), which serves as a blueprint for the restoration and preservation of the area and waterways. Through these actions, PPBEP’s vision is to create a healthy and sustainable environment, economy, and community. The funding opportunity includes seven eligible project categories that align with the Estuary Program’s CCMP.

The Community Grant Program is made possible through the support of the Florida Legislature. The Estuary Program offers our deepest appreciation to Representative Andrade and Senator Broxson for sponsoring the Estuary Program’s funding request.


Award Range: $10,000 to $50,00 (available on reimbursement basis only)
Anticipated amount to be awarded: $250,000
Eligibility: Local governments or nonstate entities (educational institutions and 501(c)3s)
Location: Project must be located within the Perdido and/or Pensacola watershed within the counties of Escambia, Santa Rosa, and/or Okaloosa.
Projects must be completed by May 31, 2023.


2022-2023 Request for Proposals
2022-2023 Application Form
Budget Worksheet (Open and download a copy, submit as a spreadsheet, not a pdf)

Reference Documents
Draft CCMP Main Action Plan
Draft CCMP Education & Outreach Action Plan

Submit your completed application to Logan McDonald (lmcdonald@ppbep.org) by 11:59pm CDT on August 3, 2022


Past Projects

2021-2022 funded projects can be viewed here.

2020-2021 funded projects can be viewed here

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