Grants

About the Grants Program

The FWRI Grants Management Office implements grants administration policy and provide process and procedures for the preparation of grant proposals and the management of grant awards; and reports on the submission and status of grants in a manner that assures transparency and accountability to FWRI, FWC, grantors and the public. The FWRI Grants Management Office provides a centralized point of contact for assistance with the identification, preparation, distribution and submission of grant documents.

Department personnel include the grants administrator and four grants specialists who are responsible for providing the essential support and control to FWRI and agencies to see that grantor and State regulatory and budgetary policy and procedures are followed and that grants awarded to FWRI end successfully with outcomes that are meaningful to our constituents.

The FWRI Grants Management Office is responsible for managing 200+ active revenue awards received through competitive and noncompetitive federal, state, local and non-profit sources.

 


Current Grant Awards
All grants listed are as of December 1, 2019. New awards and amendments to existing awards are received throughout the year.

#SWG indicates a grant is a State Wildlife Grant (SWG), which is administered by the FWC Division of Habitat and Species Conservation.

 

FISH COLLECTION WITHIN THE SOUTH FLORIDA WATER MANAGEMENT DISTRICT
South Florida Water Management District
October 1, 2012
$254,494

MONITORING OF A CONSTRUCTED OYSTER REEF IN THE ST. LUCIE ESTUARY
Martin County
June 17, 2013
$62,470

PANTHER RESEARCH
Raymond James Trust
August 15, 2013
$30,000

MARINE TOXINS IN SEAFOOD ITEMS USED TO FEED AQUARIUM
Georgia Aquarium
August 26, 2013
$126,000

APALACHICOLA BAY OYSTER RESTORATION
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
May 21, 2014
$4,189,400

LONG-TERM MONITORING OF BEACH MOUSE POPULATIONS AND HABITAT IN NORTHWEST FLORIDA
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2014
$76,000

APALACHICOLA BAY FISHERY DISASTER RECOVERY PROJECT PLAN
Florida Department of Economic Opportunity
August 1, 2014
$415,162

NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARIES AS SENTINEL SITES FOR A DEMONSTRATION MARINE BIODIVERSITY OBSERVATION NETWORK (MBON)
University of South Florida
August 18, 2014
$375,239

FISH HABITAT SUITABILITY MODELING OF THE LOWER PEACE RIVER AND CHARLOTTE HARBOR
South Florida Water Management District
December 1, 2014
$75,000

SCALLOP ENHANCEMENT FOR INCREASED RECREATIONAL FISHING OPPORTUNITY IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE
Natural Resource Damage Assessment
February 26, 2015
$2,890,250

GULF COAST MARINE FISHERIES HATCHERY/ENHANCEMENT CENTER
Natural Resource Damage Assessment
February 26, 2015
$7,612,500

FLORIDA GULF ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFIT FUND RESTORATION STRATEGY – SUBMERGED HABITAT ASSESSMENT
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
June 1, 2015
$1,872,112

#SWG – DATA GAPS & FRESHWATER PROJECTS GRANT CYCLE 2014
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2015
$873,753

#SWG – PEACE RIVER AND WITHLACOOCHEE RIVER THREATS ASSESSMENT AND FISH ASSEMBLAGE MONITORING
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2015
$476,916

ACROPORA DEMOGRAPHIC MONITORING, GEODATABASE MAINTENANCE AND INTEGRATION, AND IMPLEMENTATION OF THE ESA RECOVERY PLAN FOR CORAL REEFS
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
July 1, 2015
$966,001

SEX DETERMINATION IN ENDANGERED STURGEON: USING NEW TECHNOLOGY TO ADDRESS CRITICAL UNCERTAINTIES FOR CONSERVATION AND RECOVERY
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
July 1, 2015
$589,293

DOCUMENTATION AND EVALUATION OF SEA TURTLE MORTALITY AND MORBIDITY IN FLORIDA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
September 1, 2015
$95,000

SEEDING POTENTIAL OF PYRODINIUM BAHAMENSE CYST BEDS IN OLD TAMPA BAY
Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund/RAE
September 28, 2015
$83,150

FLORIDA KEYS NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY DATA MANAGEMENT
US Environmental Protection Agency
October 1, 2015
$135,000

CORAL REEF/HARDBOTTOM MONITORING FKNMS (CREMP)
US Environmental Protection Agency
October 1, 2015
$1,136,000

COASTAL CHARLOTTE HARBOR MONITORING NETWORK WATER QUALITY MONITORING IN THE LOWER CHARLOTTE HARBOR 
City of Punta Gorda
US Environmental Protection Agency
October 1, 2015
$31,180

EVALUATION OF MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR FISHERIES ECOSYSTEMS
University of Miami
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
October 1, 2015
$115,000

SOUTH FLORIDA FISH HABITAT ASSESSMENT MONITORING NETWORK
South Florida Water Management District
October 2, 2015
$657,000

SCALING UP SPONGE COMMUNITY RESTORATION IN FLORIDA BAY 
The Nature Conservancy
January 1, 2016
$170,000

SEAMAP-SOUTHEAST AREA MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM 2016 – 2021
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
February 1, 2016
$1,907,476

INCREASED CAPACITY FOR MARINE MAMMAL RESPONSE AND ANALYSIS
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
March 1, 2016
$1,322,069

MERHAB: TRAINING COURSE ON THE IDENTIFICATION OF HARMFUL ALGAE IN U.S. MARINE WATERS
Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
May 26, 2016
$19,102

#SWG – DATA GAPS AND TERRESTRIAL PROJECTS GRANT CYCLE 2015
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2016
$682,399

#SWG – DETERMINING THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE EVERGLADES MINK
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2016
$99,110

#SWG – FRESHWATER AND CLIMATE ADAPTATION PROJECTS GRANT CYCLE 2015
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2016
$630,256

#SWG – MARINE AND MONITORING PROJECTS GRANT CYCLE 2015
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2016
$670,153

#SWG – OYSTER INTEGRATED MAPPING AND MONITORING PROGRAM (OIMMP)
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2016
$164,296

#SWG – POPULATION STATUS OF FLORIDA’S SPECIES OF GREATEST CONSERVATION NEED FROM THE YELLOW, CHOCTAWHATCHEE, AND ESCAMBIA WATERSHEDS FLORIDA
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2016
$85,050

#SWG – PROJECTING CHANGES IN THREE FLORIDA COASTAL COMMUNITIES RESULTING FROM SEA LEVEL RISE AND THE ANTICIPATED IMPACTS TO SPECIES OF GREATEST CONSERVATION NEED
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2016
$61,072

CONTINUATION OF A LONG-TERM STUDY OF SEA TURTLES IN FLORIDA BAY
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
July 1, 2016
$103,646

COMBINING STABLE ISOTOPE AND HATCHLING PRODUCTIVITY DATA TO PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE ASSESSMENT OF FORAGING AREAS USED BY LOGGERHEADS NESTING IN FLORIDA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
July 1, 2016
$219,096

ECOLOGY OF SURFACE-PELAGIC JUVENILE SEA TURTLES OF THE GULF OF MEXICO
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
July 1, 2016
$491,235

ANALYZING RELATIVE ABUNDANCE OF JUVENILE SMALLTOOTH SAWFISH OVER A DECADE AND DEFINING BOUNDARIES OF NURSERY HOTSPOTS TO PROMOTE RECOVERY
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
July 1, 2016
$596,739

FISH UTILIZATION OF A RESTORED DREDGE HOLE, MCKAY BAY FLORIDA – 2016 TO 2017
Tampa Bay Estuary Program
July 1, 2016
$30,000

NEKTON COMMUNITY STRUCTURE AND HABITAT AVAILABILITY FOR TEN DREDGE HOLES WITHIN TAMPA BAY
Tampa Bay Estuary Program
July 1, 2016
$320,000

EXAMINING HABITAT USE, MOVEMENT AND SURVIVAL OF JUVENILE GULF STURGEON IN PENSACOLA BAY (FLORIDA)
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
July 1, 2016
$210,768

SOUTH CAROLINA / NMFS SOUTHEAST AREA MONITORING AND ASSESSMENT PROGRAM SOUTH ATLANTIC DATA MANAGEMENT PROGRAM (SEAMAP-SADMP)
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
July 1, 2016
$42,666

COMPILATION AND SUMMARY OF DATA TO ASSESS POTENTIAL IMPACTS OF COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL FISHERIES ON MARINE RESOURCES AT CANAVERAL NATIONAL SEASHORE
Florida Institute of Technology
August 1, 2016
$32,000

PROPOSED SCOPE OF WORK FOR KEYS ADAPTATION, FIRE TRACKER, AND PFLCC MARINE TARGET PROJECTS
US Fish and Wildlife Service
August 15, 2016
$451,761

REPRESENTATIVE BIOLOGICAL SAMPLING OF RECREATIONAL HARVEST ON THE EAST COAST OF FLORIDA TO IMPROVE STOCK ASSESSMENTS IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
September 1, 2016
$517,401

IMPLEMENT NORTH ATLANTIC RIGHT WHALE RECOVERY IN THE SOUTHEASTERN U.S.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
September 1, 2016
$1,729,456

EFFECTS OF THE 30 YEAR CROCODILE SANCTUARY CLOSURE AND OPENING OF JOE BAY ON FISH COMMUNITIES: SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL COMPARISONS USING FISHERIES-INDEPENDENT MONITORING SEINE DATA
National Park Service
September 1, 2016
$140,423

SEAGRASS DIE-OFF AND RECOVERY IN FLORIDA BAY: RESEARCH IN PROCESS AND RESTORATION
National Park Service
September 1, 2016
$114,430

CATALOG AND PRESERVE NPS SCIENTIFIC COLLECTIONS FOR PUBLIC BENEFIT
National Park Service
September 2, 2016
$95,000

FISH COMMUNITIES ASSOCIATED WITH HARD BOTTOM HABITATS IN TAMPA BAY
Tampa Bay Estuary Program
November 1, 2016
$80,442

NOAA LED SEA TURTLE EARLY RESTORATION PROJECT
Natural Resource Damage Assessment
November 9, 2016
$408,788

OYSTER MONITORING IN LAKE WORTH LAGOON AND CENTRAL LAKE WORTH LAGOON FISHERIES MONITORING PROGRAM
Palm Beach County
November 22, 2016
$291,000

BREVETOXIN AND DOMOIC ACID ANALYSES OF TISSUES AND BODY FLUIDS FROM CETACEANS
Mote Marine Lab
December 1, 2016
$175,000

WEB APPLICATION AND DEVELOPMENT TO SUPPORT ECOSYSTEM BASED MANAGEMENT IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
January 1, 2017
$38,250

MAINTENANCE AND REFINEMENT OF THE ECOSPECIES WEB-ENABLED SPECIES INFORMATION SYSTEM
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
January 1, 2017
$38,250

RESTORING FLORIDA’S SHOREBIRD & SEABIRD POPULATIONS – PHASE I (FLORIDA)
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
January 1, 2017
$4,252,259

EXPANSION OF A HANDHELD GENETIC HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM SENSOR NETWORK IN THE GULF OF MEXICO
Gulf of Mexico Alliance
January 15, 2017
$30,000

ASSESSMENT OF THE DEMOGRAPHIC RECOVERY CRITERIA FOR THE NORTHERN RECOVERY UNIT OF LOGGERHEAD TURTLES USING GENETIC MARK-RECAPTURE INCLUDING IMPLEMENTATION OF HIGH PRIORITY RECOVERY ACTIONS
Georgia Department of Natural Resources
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
February 1, 2017
$42,260

WATER POLLUTION CONTROL AND INTERSTATE PROGRAM SUPPORT
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
US Environmental Protection Agency
March 1, 2017
$250,200

FLORIDA/NATIONAL MARINE FISHERIES SERVICE REGIONAL COOPERATIVE STATISTICS PROGRAM
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
April 1, 2017
$297,297

ORGANIC CARBON BIOMASS, BURIAL, AND BIOGEOCHEMISTRY IN BLUE CARBON ECOSYSTEMS ALONG THE SOUTH FLORIDA 
University of South Florida
May 15, 2017
$283,985

GULF WIDE ASSESSMENT OF HABITAT USE AND HAB SPECIFIC PRODUCTION ESTIMATES OF NEKTON IN TURTLEGRASS
RESTORE – University of Southern Mississippi
June 1, 2017
$87,527

#SWG – DATA GAPS, FRESHWATER, AND TERRESTRIAL PROJECTS, GRANT CYCLE 2016
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2017
$1,386,711

#SWG – DIAMONDBACK TERRAPIN STATUS ASSESSMENT
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2017
$164,048

#SWG – INCORPORATING CLIMATE CHANGE CONSIDERATIONS INTO CONSERVATION PLANNING AND ACTIONS FOR THREATENED AND ENDANGERED SPECIES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2017
$200,000

#SWG – MARINE, CLIMATE ADAPTATION, AND MONITORING PROJECTS, GRANT CYCLE 2016
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2017
$819,020

#SWG – POPULATION TREND ASSESSMENT OF SALTMARSH TOPMINNOW (FUNDULUS JENKINSI)
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2017
$212,764

#SWG – PROMOTING THE HEALTH AND RESILIENCY OF FLORIDA’S CORAL REEF ECOSYSTEM: ENHANCING HERBIVORY BY RESTORING LONG-SPINED URCHIN (DIADEMA ANTILARUM) HABITAT
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2017
$146,302

#SWG – SOUTHEASTERN AMERICAN KESTREL DATA GAPS IN SCRUB AND SAND PINE: POPULATION ESTIMATION, HABITAT RELATIONSHIPS, AND MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2017
$115,362

#SWG – SPATIAL AND TEMPORAL HABITAT PATTERNS OF JUVENILE HERBIVOROUS FISHES IN THE FLORIDA KEYS AND THEIR ROLE IN CORAL RESTORATION PROJECTS
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2017
$148,244

#SWG – SURVIVORSHIP AND PRODUCTIVITY OF FLORIDA SANDHILL CRANES ON CONSERVATION LANDS AND SUBURBAN AREAS IN FLORIDA
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2017
$127,979

FWC-FWRI/GSMFC ELECTRONIC TRIP TICKET DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Gulf State Marine Fisheries Commission
July 1, 2017
$186,321

#SWG – MULTISTATE WETLANDS ECOLOGICAL RESTORATION PROJECT
US Fish and Wildlife Service
September 1, 2017
$353,623

FLORIDA ATLANTIC COAST STOCK ASSESSMENTS
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
September 1, 2017
$740,142

INTEGRATION OF ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF ANALYSIS INTO THE NEUROTOXIC SHELLFISH POISONING MONITORING AND MANAGEMENT FRAMEWORK
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
September 1, 2017
$187,413

STATUS AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE ALLIGATOR SNAPPING TURTLE IN FLORIDA’S PANHANDLE, WITH A FOCUS ON THE CHOCTAWHATCHEE DRAINAGE
Southeastern Association of Fish and Wildlife Agencies
September 15, 2017
$25,000

EVALUATION OF ALTERNATIVE FISH TECH & STRATEGIES TO INCREASE YIELD IN THE FLORIDA SPINY LOBSTER FISHERY
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
October 1, 2017
$81,480

FLORIDA MARINE MAMMAL STRANDING NETWORK COORDINATION, RESPONSE, AND SAMPLE ANALYSES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
October 1, 2017
$95,275

INVESTIGATION OF A WHITE “BLOTCH” CORAL DISEASE GEOGRAPHIC BARRIER IN THE FLORIDA KEYS
US Environmental Protection Agency
October 1, 2017
$91,230

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA COASTAL WETLANDS ASSESSMENT
National Fish And Wildlife Foundation
October 1, 2017
$74,783

REMOTE SENSING ALGORITHMS FOR WATER QUALITY AND PRIMARY PRODUCTION IN APALACHEE BAY, FLORIDA
National Aeronautics and Space Administration
December 26, 2017
$319,160

FLORIDA’S COMMERCIAL SALTWATER LICENSE DATA EXPORT APPLICATION
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
January 1, 2018
$8,400

ENHANCED ASSESSMENT OF GULF OF MEXICO FISHERIES (FDM) PHASE V (FLORIDA)
National Fish And Wildlife Foundation
January 1, 2018
$3,292,615

ENHANCED ASSESSMENT OF GULF OF MEXICO FISHERIES (FIM) PHASE V (FLORIDA)
National Fish And Wildlife Foundation
January 1, 2018
$5,945,320

ACOUSTIC TAGGING OF PERMIT (TRACHINOTUS FALCATUS) IN THE LOWER FLORIDA KEYS
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust
February 1, 2018
$26,000

COORDINATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF FLORIDA’S MARINE SPORT FISH RESTORATION GRANTS
US Fish and Wildlife Service
March 1, 2018
$24,255

RESEARCH ON FLORIDA BONNETED BAT
Naples Zoo
March 19, 2018
$3,426

INVESTIGATIONS INTO LIFE HISTORY AND ECOLOGY OF COASTAL FISH SPECIES IN FLORIDA (2017-2018)
US Fish and Wildlife Service
April 1, 2018
$973,008

DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVING PRODUCTION QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY FOR STOCK ENHANCEMENT HATCHERIES
US Fish and Wildlife Service
April 1, 2018
$759,558

FISH & MACROINVERTEBRATE (NEKTON) MONITORING IN SUPPORT
US Army Corps of Engineers
May 1, 2018
$245,210

USING PAST SEAGRASS RESTORATION PROJECTS TO INFORM RESEARCH AND IMPROVE THE MONITORING OF FUTURE RESTORATION EFFORTS
University of South Florida
National Academy of Science
May 15, 2018
$109,873

EXECUTION OF THE FLORIDA REEF RESILIENCE PROGRAM’S DISTURBANCE RESPONSE MONITORING
The Nature Conservancy
June 8, 2018
$107,652

#SWG – ARTHROPOD COMMUNITY MONITORING AND PLANT-POLLINATOR NETWORK MAPPING IN FIRE-MAINTAINED SANDHILLS
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2018
$61,524

#SWG – DISEASE INVESTIGATION: IN SEARCH OF A CAUSE FOR THE WIDESPREAD CORAL MORTALITY EVENT IN FLORIDA
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2018
$469,510

#SWG – EVALUATING LONG-TERM CORAL OUTPLANTS ON A LARGE-SCALE VIA NOVEL TECHNIQUES
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2018
$95,588

#SWG – FILLING DATA GAPS FOR FLORIDA MARINE GASTROPODS
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2018
$193,077

#SWG – FRESHWATER, DATA GAPS, AND TERRESTRIAL PROJECTS, GRANT CYCLE 2017
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2018
$1,372,444

#SWG – MARINE AND ESTUARINE PROJECTS, GRANT CYCLE 2017
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2018
$930,757

HEADSTARTING OF FROSTED FLATWOODS SALAMANDERS
Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida
July 1, 2018
$46,729

USING ECHO-SOUNDER BUOYS AS SAMPLING PLATFORMS FOR FISH SPAWNING AGGREGATIONS: A PILOT STUDY
Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida
July 1, 2018
$70,500

ARTHROPOD COMMUNITY MONITORING AND PLANT-POLLINATOR NETWORK MAPPING IN FIRE-MAINTAINED SANDHILLS
Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida
July 1, 2018
$25,771

ENHANCED MONITORING FOR IMPERILED FRESHWATER MUSSELS OF FLORIDA
Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida
July 1, 2018
$15,000

ASSESSING THE HOME RANGE OF THE LONG-SPINED SEA URCHIN
Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida
July 1, 2018
$4,300

ASSESSING BENTHIC RECOVERY 10 YEARS AFTER THE 2005 HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM ON THE WEST FLORIDA SHELF
Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida
July 1, 2018
$58,899

MOVEMENTS AND SURVIVORSHIP OF TRANSLOCATED NUISANCE AMERICAN CROCODILES
Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida
July 1, 2018
$33,000

ENHANCEMENT OF SEA TURTLE STRANDING RESPONSE CAPACITY IN FLORIDA
National Fish And Wildlife Foundation
July 1, 2018
$5,690,228

INCREASE AT-SEA SAMPLING FOR RECREATIONAL HEADBOAT FISHERY ON THE ATLANTIC COAST (FLORIDA)
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
August 1, 2018
$181,092

DEVELOP MANAGEMENT TOOLS TO ASSESS SEAGRASS VULNERABILITY TO SULFIDE-INDUCED DIE-OFF & MEADOW RECOVERY VIA ISOTOPIC, GENETIC, MORPHOMETRIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL APPROACHES
University of North Carolina Wilmington
August 1, 2018
$53,010

MULTISPECIES APPROACH FOR IMPROVING ASSESSMENT & MANAGEMENT OF ESTUARINE & COASTAL SPORT FISH STOCKS
US Fish and Wildlife Service
August 1, 2018
$310,863

NORTHEAST FLORIDA BLUE CRAB FISHERY PROFILE AND HORSESHOE CRAB CITIZEN SCIENTIST
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
September 1, 2018
$372,814

BIOLOGICAL SAMPLING PROGRAM
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
September 1, 2018
$547,777

SPAWNING AGGREGATIONS AND SEX-SPECIFIC REPRODUCTIVE POTENTIAL IN GAG GROUPER IN THE GULF OF MEXICO: IMPROVING STOCK ASSESSMENT
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
September 1, 2018
$346,647

SOUTHWEST FLORIDA TRIP INTERVIEW PROGRAM SAMPLING
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
September 1, 2018
$28,151

LINKING PYRODINIUM PHYSIOLOGY AND BEHAVIOR TO POPULATION GROWTH AND LOSS IN NATURE AND IMPLICATIONS FOR MANAGEMENT
Tampa Bay Estuary Program
September 1, 2018
$186,922

ACOUSTIC TELEMETRY & SATELLITE ARCHIVAL TAGGING TO IMPROVE DATA ON COBIA MIGRATORY BEHAVIOR & STOCK STRUCTURE
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
September 1, 2018
$17,987

WOODS HOLE CENTER FOR OCEANS & HUMAN HEALTH 3: IMPACTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE ON OCEANS & GREAT LAKES
Woods Hole Center for Oceans and Human Health
September 1, 2018
$310,604

PHYTO-ARM, AN OPEN-SOURCE PLATFORM FOR REAL-TIME PHYTOPLANKTON MONITORING, DATA SHARING, AND AUTOMATED AQUACULTURE MANAGEMENT
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
September 1, 2018
$884

CO-DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION OF A STATE-FEDERAL BLUEPRINT FOR CONSERVATION AND STREAMLINED REGULATION FOR FLORIDA
US Fish and Wildlife Service
September 30, 2018
$495,000

DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK CORAL REEF BENTHIC COMMUNITIES ASSESSMENT PROGRAM
National Park Service
October 1, 2018
$180,000

ASSESSMENT OF REEF FISH POPULATIONS WITHIN DRY TORTUGAS NATIONAL PARK
National Park Service
October 1, 2018
$75,000

FLORIDA CORAL REEF INITIATIVE PROJECT – ENDOCRINE DISRUPTOR
US Environmental Protection Agency
October 1, 2018
$83,995

FLORIDA CORAL REEF INITIATIVE – SPATIO-TEMPORAL
US Environmental Protection Agency
October 1, 2018
$36,404

MONITORING OF RESTORED AND NATURAL OYSTER REEFS IN TAMPA BAY
Tampa Bay Estuary Program
October 1, 2018
$76,260

POST HURRICANE IRMA MARINE DEBRIS REMOVAL AND MAPPING IN FLORIDA
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
October 1, 2018
$36,794

SOUTHEAST FLORIDA CORAL REEF EVALUATION AND MONITORING PROJECT (SECREMP)
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
November 1, 2018
$30,000

EXPANSION OF THE FLORIDA MARINE RECREATIONAL FISHERY DATA COLLECTION THROUGHOUT FLORIDA PANHANDLE AND EVALUATING HISTORICAL REFERERENCE SITES
US Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program
November 15, 2018
$365,000

LAKE WORTH LAGOON FISHERIES MONITORING PROGRAM
Palm Beach County
November 20, 2018
$117,336

FISHERY DEPENDENT SPORTFISH DATA COLLECTION 18-19 AT-SEA DISCARD
US Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program
January 1, 2019
$500,000

ASSESSING TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL TRENDS IN FISH ASSEMBLAGES WITHIN SPRING RUNS OF THE ST. JOHNS RIVER BASIN
Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida
January 1, 2019
$42,500

ACOUSTIC TRACKING OF COBIA ON THE EAST COAST OF THE US
Virginia Institute of Marine Science
January 1, 2019
$45,041

FWC/FWRI/GSMFC FLORIDA HEAD BOAT DATA COLLECTION PROGRAM
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
January 1, 2019
$248,501

WEB APPLICATION AND DEVELOPMENT TO SUPPORT ECOSYSTEM BASED FISHERY MANAGEMENT IN THE SOUTH ATLANTIC REGION 
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
January 1, 2019
$38,250

MAINTENANCE AND REFINEMENT OF THE ECOSPECIES WEB-ENABLED SPECIES INFORMATION SYSTEM
South Atlantic Fishery Management Council
January 1, 2019
$53,250

ENHANCED SURVEILLANCE OF CHRONIC WASTE DISEASE IN FLORIDA DEER 
Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida
January 1, 2019
$40,000

DESIGN, CONSTRUCTION ADMINISTRATION, PERMITS, AND IMPROVEMENTS AT A NEW MARINE SPORTFISH ENHANCEMENT CENTER AT APOLLO BEACH, FLORIDA
US Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program
February 28, 2019
$232,963

FLORIDA CORAL RESCUE PROJECT PHASE II
National Fish And Wildlife Foundation
March 1, 2019
$294,246

COORDINATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF FLORIDA’S MARINE SPORT FISH RESTORATION GRANTS
US Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program
March 1, 2019
$24,255

OYSTER MONITORING IN LAKE WORTH LAGOON
Palm Beach County
March 12, 2019
$72,000

FLORIDA MARINE RECREATIONAL FISHERY STATISTICAL DATA COLLECTION
US Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program
April 1, 2019
$1,102,281

INVESTIGATIONS IN LIFE HISTORY & ECOLOGY COASTAL FISH SPECIES FL (2018-2019)
US Fish and Wildlife Service
April 1, 2019
$1,023,008

POPULATION GENETICS OF MARINE SPORT FISH SPECIES MANAGEMENT & STOCK ENHANCEMENT
US Fish and Wildlife Service
April 1, 2019
$238,878

REPRODUCTIVE RESILIENCE AND MOVEMENT ECOLOGY OF FLORIDA SPORT FISHES
US Fish and Wildlife Service
April 1, 2019
$485,802

OPERATION & MAINTENANCE OF STOCK ENHANCEMENT RESEARCH FACILITY
US Fish and Wildlife Service
April 1, 2019
$379,840

DEVELOPMENT OF TECHNIQUES FOR IMPROVING PRODUCTION QUALITY AND EFFICIENCY FOR STOCK ENHANCEMENT HATCHERIES
US Fish and Wildlife Service
April 1, 2019
$414,718

KISSIMMEE RIVER FISH STUDY
South Florida Water Management District
April 1, 2019
$235,500

FWC/FWRI/GSMFC/FLORIDA SWIPE CARD DEVELOPMENT PROJECT – PHASE 2
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
May 1, 2019
$128,280

US GULF OF MEXICO COMMERCIAL SHRIMP CONVERSION FACTORS VALIDATION
Gulf States Marine Fisheries Commission
May 1, 2019
$43,491

INVESTIGATION OF SPORT FISH NURSERIES AND FORAGE FISH ABUNDANCE IN ASSOCIATION WITH RESTORATION EFFORTS IN CHARLOTTE COUNTY
RESTORE – Charlotte County
May 23, 2019
$182,822

SUPPORT FOR FISHERY DEPENDENT SPORTFISH DATA COLLECTION
US Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program
June 1, 2019
$223,518

HEALTH MONITORING OF FLORIDA’S SPORT FISH
US Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program
June 1, 2019
$507,288

ENHANCEMENT OF A RECREATIONAL FISHERIES COMPONENT OF THE MARINE RESOURCES GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEM (MRGIS)
US Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program
June 1, 2019
$318,245

SUPPORTING RESILIENT ECOSYSTEMS, COMMUNITIES AND ECONOMIES
Southeast Coastal Ocean Observing Regional Association
June 1, 2019
$200,000

#SWG – CONTINUATION OF THE OYSTER INTEGRATED MAPPING AND MONITORING PROGRAM (OIMMP)
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2019
$53,847

#SWG – FLORIDA’S INTEGRATED MAPPING AND MONITORING PROGRAMS (SIMM & CHIMMP)
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2019
$52,308

#SWG – MONITORING AND AQUATIC RESTORATION PROJECTS
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2019
$598,462

#SWG – PEACE RIVER STREAMBANK RESTORATION AND MYAKKA RIVER WATERSHED THREATS ASSESSMENT AND FISH ASSEMBLAGE MONITORING
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2019
$492,308

#SWG – TERRESTRIAL UPLAND AND PRESCRIBED FIRE PROJECTS
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2019
$1,077,777

#SWG – THE EFFECTS OF PRESCRIBED FIRE IN SALT MARSH ON IMPERILED AVIAN AND MAMMALIAN SPECIES
US Fish and Wildlife Service
July 1, 2019
$274,615

RECREATIONAL HARVEST SURVEY DURING RED SNAPPER MINI-SEASONS OFF FLORIDA EAST COAST
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
July 1, 2019
$30,000

FRESHWATER TURTLE DISEASE SURVEILLANCE: INVESTIGATING A SOFTSHELL TURTLE MORTALITY EVENT CAUSED BY A NOVEL VIRUS
Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida
July 1, 2019
$30,000

ASSESSING THE SPATIAL COMPONENTS OF POLLINATOR AND ARTHROPOD HABITAT USING THE GATOREYE UNMANNED FLYING LABORATORY
Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida
July 1, 2019
$30,860

A BENTHIC AND FISH COMMUNITY ASSESSMENT OF WEST FLORIDA SHELF LEDGE ECOSYSTEMS, INCLUDING HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOM IMPACTS
Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida
July 1, 2019
$60,000

ASSESSING SPONGE OUT PLANT DESIGN TO REFINE SPONGE RESTORATION EFFORTS IN FLORIDA BAY
Fish & Wildlife Foundation of Florida
July 1, 2019
$33,859

SUPPORT FOR FLORIDA’S SEA TURTLE STRANDING AND SALVAGE NETWORK
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
July 1, 2019
$95,156

RESTORATION OF SEVEN LISTED CORAL SPECIES USING NOVEL IN-SITU TECHNIQUES
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
July 1, 2019
$233,906

HURRICANE IRMA FISHERY DISASTER FUNDING
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
July 1, 2019
$3,000,000

CONNECTING SAWFISH NURSERIES TO ADULT HABITATS: ANALYSIS OF SMALLTOOTH SAWFISH RELATIVE ABUNDANCE, FINE-SCALE ECOLOGY, AND HABITAT USE
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
July 1, 2019
$235,906

CORAL DISEASE RESPONSE DATA MANAGEMENT
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
July 1, 2019
$149,597

PRIORITIZING MANAGEMENT EFFORTS ON FLORIDA LOGGERHEAD SEA TURTLES: CARRY-OVER EFFECTS AND THE RELATIVE IMPORTANCE OF FORAGING AREAS
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
July 1, 2019
$212,472

RESTORATION MONITORING FOR ROBINSON PRESERVE WETLANDS RESTORATION PROJECT
RESTORE – National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
July 1, 2019
$42,682

FISH ASSEMBLAGES ASSOCIATED WITH SEAGRASS & HARD BOTTOM HABITATS WITHIN TAMPA BAY & NEIGHBORING OFFSHORE REEFS: EFFECTS OF SEVERE 2018 RED TIDE EVENT
Tampa Bay Estuary Program
July 8, 2019
$33,888

OYSTER MONITORING IN THE NORTHERN ESTUARIES OF THE SOUTHEAST AND SOUTHWEST COASTS
South Florida Water Management District
July 15, 2019
$980,823

SOUNDSCAPE METRICS TO SUPPORT MARINE PROTECTED AREA MANAGEMENT
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
July 23, 2019
$62,000

REGIONAL PILOT PROJECT TO EVALUATE AND DEVELOP SUSTAINABLE AQUACULTURE OF THE CARIBBEAN SPINY LOBSTER (PANULIRUS ARGUS)
Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
August 1, 2019
$199,996

FLORIDA BONNETED BATS ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING
US Army Corps of Engineers
August 9, 2019
$249,663

INVESTIGATING THE ONGOING CORAL DISEASE OUTBREAK IN THE FLORIDA KEYS: CONTINUED STONY CORAL TISSUE LOSS DISEASE (SCTLD) MONITORING AT MIDDLE AND LOWER FLORIDA KEYS, EXPERIMENTAL CORAL RESTORATION OF SCTLD-SUSCEPTIBLE CORAL SPECIES, AND ASSESSING THE PREVALENCE OF SCTLD ON INTERMEDIATE REEF HABITAT
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
August 23, 2019
$56,266

ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF RED TIDE ON THE RED DRUM SPAWNING POPULATION OFF CENTRAL WEST FLORIDA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
September 1, 2019
$216,461

MONITORING THE FOR-HIRE RECREATIONAL FISHERY IN THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO WITH AT-SEA OBSERVERS TO SUPPORT LONG-TERM DATA NEEDS FOR REGIONAL STOCK ASSESSMENTS
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
September 1, 2019
$156,894

DEVELOPING INDICES OF RELATIVE ABUNDANCE AND SIZE/AGE COMPOSITION FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF RED SNAPPER AND OTHER REEF FISHES IN THE U.S. SOUTH ATLANTIC USING DATA FROM A FISHERY-INDEPENDENT HOOKED-GEAR SURVEY 
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
September 1, 2019
$155,130

A CONTINUATION OF A COOPERATIVE BOTTOM LONG-LINE SURVEY TO AUGMENT FISHERIES INDEPENDENT DATA IN THE DEEPWATER SNAPPER-GROUPER FISHERY OF THE SOUTH ATLANTIC UNITED STATES
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources
September 1, 2019
$5,108

ASSESSING THE EFFICACY OF MOBILE- AND STATIONARY-CAMERA SURVEYS TO EVALUATE REEF FISH RELATIVE ABUNDANCE AND SIZE DISTRIBUTIONS ALONG WITH ASSOCIATED HABITATS ON THE WEST FLORIDA SHELF
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
September 1, 2019
$153,205

IMPLEMENTING A MARINE BIODIVERSITY OBSERVATION NETWORK (MBON) IN SOUTH FLORIDA TO ADVANCE ECOSYSTEM-BASED MANAGEMENT
University of South Florida
September 1, 2019
$8,000

SEAGRASS PROTECTION AND RESTORATION IN ST. JOSEPH BAY, FLORIDA
US Environmental Protection Agency
September 1, 2019
$190,586

LIFE AND DEATH OF KARENIA BREVIS BLOOMS IN THE EASTERN GULF OF MEXICO
Mote Marine Lab
September 1, 2019
$60,515

OPTIMIZATION AND EXPANSION OF GULF-WIDE VIDEO SURVEY EFFORTS TO BETTER CHARACTERIZE TEMPORAL AND SPATIAL VARIABILITY IN REEF FISH ASSEMBLAGES IN RESPONSE TO DRIVERS AT MULTIPLE SCALES: THE G- FISHER (GULF FISHERY INDEPENDENT SURVEY OF HABITAT AND ECOSYSTEM RESOURCES) PROGRAM RESTORE – National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
September 1, 2019
$764,289

HABITAT SUITABILITY CURVE ANALYSIS
Southwest Florida Water Management District
September 11, 2019
$199,000

SOUTH FLORIDA FISH HABITAT ASSESSMENT PROGRAM – SUBMERGED AQUATIC VEGETATION
South Florida Water Management District
September 30, 2019
$869,576

CHARACTERIZATION OF ROOST AND FORAGING HABITAT OF FLORIDA BONNETED BAT
US Fish and Wildlife Service
October 1, 2019
$75,000

FLORIDA MARINE MAMMAL STRANDING NETWORK COORDINATION, RESPONSE, AND SAMPLE ANALYSES IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
October 1, 2019
$46,898

PROMOTING LAGOON-FRIENDLY PRACTICES WITH THE INDIAN RIVER LAGOON BOATER’S GUIDE
Marine Resources Council
October 1, 2019
$17,000

PARK WIDE FISHERY INDEPENDENT MONITORING STOCK ASSESSMENT FOR EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK
National Park Service
October 1, 2019
$104,578

ENHANCED SEA TURTLE CONSERVATION, FLORIDA NESTING BEACH SURVEYS, SNBS AND INBS PROGRAMS, E-7
US Fish and Wildlife Service Sport Fish Restoration Program
October 1, 2019
$19,116

ACOUSTIC TELEMETRY TO DETERMINE RESPONSE OF LARGE-BODIED FISHES TO FRESHWATER INFLOWS IN THE ST. LUCIE RIVER ESTUARY
South Florida Water Management District
October 1, 2019
$28,968

CHARACTERIZATION OF THE MICROBIOME OF CORALS WITH STONY CORAL TISSUE LOSS DISEASE THROUGH SPACE AND TIME
US Environmental Protection Agency
October 1, 2019
$171,365

IDENTIFYING FISH NURSERY HABITATS IN THE ST. LUCIE RIVER ESTUARY AND LOXAHATCHEE RIVERS
South Florida Water Management District
October 19, 2019
$18,000