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SBEP announces recipients of 2013 Bay Partners Grants

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SARASOTA РThe Sarasota Bay Estuary Program (SBEP) has awarded grants to nine local organizations as part of the 2013 Bay Partners Grant Program. The fully-funded projects include Anna Maria Elementary School, Ballard Global Studies Magnet School, New College of Florida, Plymouth Harbor, and Save Our Seabirds. The partially-funded projects include Keep Manatee Beautiful, Mote Marine Laboratory, Nature’s Academy, and Sarasota Audubon Society.

The SBEP has awarded nearly $232,000 in Bay Partners Grants to support 113 organizations since 2003. A subcommittee with the SBEP Citizens Advisory Committee (CAC) selects the recipients. The next deadline for submitting grant applications is March 1, 2014.