Sea Turtle Grants: Emergency Fund

Sea Turtle Conservancy

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Grant amount: Unspecified amount

Deadline: Rolling

Fields of work: Herpetology Herpetological Conservation

Applicant type: Nonprofit, Government Entity, College / University

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Florida

Location of residency: Florida

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About this funder:



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.

Approximately 70% of the funding generated by sales of the tag goes to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission's Marine Turtle Protection Program to support research and management activities related to sea turtles. Approximately 30% is distributed to the Sea Turtle Grants Program. The Sea Turtle Grants Program is administered by the non-profit Sea Turtle Conservancy. 

Emergency Funding

As the Sea Turtle Grants Program continues, a portion of the grant funding will be set aside each year for addressing sea turtle emergencies. These funds will be used to help Florida's Marine Turtle Permit Holders respond to unforeseen sea turtle issues, such as mass strandings, illnesses, or other threats.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Eligible organizations must actively participate in marine turtle research, conservation, and educational activities within the state of Florida:
    • Florida Coastal Local Governments,
    • Florida-based Non-Profit Organizations, Education and Research Institutions. 
  • Funding in this category is for Florida's Marine Turtle Permit Holders. 
  • Funding can be awarded to address immediate and unforeseen sea turtle issues, such as mass strandings, illnesses, or other threats.


  • Grant funds may not be used for materials that contain fundraising or membership development language, or to support any type of litigation.