The 2020 meeting of the Sea Turtle Grants Committee will take place on Tuesday, March 31, starting at 9:30 AM. Read more about the meeting.
Each year up to ten organizations or institutions will be randomly selected to receive a $1,000 Mini-Grant to support their ongoing Florida Marine Turtle Permit-related Activities. Current Florida MTP Holders must register by 5 pm on Friday, March 13, 2020 to be considered for the 2020 - 2021 funding cycle. Mini-Grant Registration Form
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.
Thanks to the efforts of the non-profit Sea Turtle Conservancy and other Florida sea turtle groups, in 1997, the Florida Legislature (Statute 320.08058 (19)) authorized the creation of a Sea Turtle Specialty License Plate to promote the conservation and protection of Florida's sea turtles through providing a permanent funding source for the state's Marine Turtle Protection Program. Learn more about the Sea Turtle License Plate.