Conservation Grants

The CHNEP provides Conservation Grants to support portions of larger projects that implement our Comprehensive Conservation and Management Plan (CCMP).  We require at least a 50% match of our funds.  Preference will be given to projects in communities that have been historically underserved by CHNEP grants. As of 2001, Micro-grants have been offered to help establish and maintain environmental education efforts and further partnerships to help implement the CCMP. We encourage requests for funding in the $500 to $3,000 range. This is a cost reimbursement grant. 

   Spring Deadline is April 1, 2020 for June 2020 award notice

Please read the following restrictions carefully. The CHNEP does NOT fund:

  • Events or services for which there is an admission fee or charge; CHNEP will consider providing support for scholarships to allow participation by those who would not otherwise be able to,

  • Restoration or improvements on private property,

  • Projects that personally benefit the Applicant,

  • Political action or legislative advocacy,

  • Fundraising activities,

  • Projects completed prior to the award of the grant,

  • Items that will be sold by the grant recipient,  

  • Reprinting of existing material unless part of a larger educational program, or

  • Capital improvement or endowment funds, or usual operating costs.


For more information or any questions, please contact CHNEP at

Previously Funded Grants

Seagrass Adventure Wading Trips

Grant to provide school bus transportation for 53 second grade public school classes to attend Seagrass Wading Adventures

Coastal & Heartland National Estuary Partnership, 326 W. Marion Ave., Punta Gorda, FL 33950-4417,