STC Announces Deadline for Applications for the 2024 – 2025 Florida Sea Turtle Grants Program:

The non-profit Sea Turtle Conservancy (STC) announced today that it will begin accepting applications for the Sea Turtle Grants Program through 5:00 pm, Friday, November 17, 2023, for the 2024 – 2025 grant cycle. Application forms and general information about the program may be obtained from the Sea Turtle Plate Grants Program website. Please note that a copy of your NMFS Permit, if applicable, should only be submitted through the online form. Do not include a printed copy with your mailed in applications. Full announcement…

Apply for a Florida Sea Turtle License Plate Grant
Register for Funding to Support Ongoing Florida Marine Turtle Permit Activities:

Each year the Sea Turtle Grants Committee will randomly select up to ten (10) organizations or institutions conducting ongoing Florida Marine Turtle Permit-related Nesting Beach Surveys, Stranding and Salvage, or Rehabilitation Activities to be awarded a non-competitive Mini-Grant of $1,000 in support of these activities. Funds may not be used for materials that contain fundraising or membership development language. To be considered, current Florida Marine Turtle Permit Holders must submit a Registration Form by 5 pm (EST) Wednesday, March 1, 2024, for the 2024-2025 funding cycle.

Apply for a Sea Turtle License Plate Grant:

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. Find out how to apply for a Sea Turtle License Plate Grant.

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Information for current grant recipients
About the Sea Turtle License Plate

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