Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - January 26, 2016
January 26, 2016 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #37

Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund Grant Award for Duette Preserve


Contact and/or Presenter Information
Charlie Hunsicker, Director

Action Requested
Acceptance of grant award in the amount of $75,000 and authorization for the County Administrator to execute grant agreement with the Tampa Bay Estuary Program for Phase II of Duette Preserve Hydrologic Restoration project; and adoption of Budget Resolution B-16-029 amending the Annual Budget for Manatee County, FL, for Fiscal Year 2015-2016.

Enabling/Regulating Authority
FS 125

Background Discussion

The Tampa Bay Environmental Restoration Fund is a competitive grants program administered through the Tampa Bay Estuary Program with the goal of funding projects that restore and protect Tampa Bay and its watershed.  It is managed through a strategic partnership between the Tampa Bay Estuary Program and Restore America's Estuaries, who work together to encourage local and national contributions from the public and private sectors and achieves measurable conservation outcomes.

On December 2, 2014, a grant award in the amount of $87,260 was accepted by the Board for Phase I of the Duette Preserve Hydrologic Restoration project.

Current grant award in the amount of $75,000 is for Phase II of the project for continued environmental monitoring of the project.  Matching funds in the amount of $95,131 have already been budgeted.

Adoption of Budget Resolution B-16-029 is requested to amend the Annual Budget of Manatee County, FL, for FY 2015-2016.

County Attorney Review
Not Reviewed (No apparent legal issues)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records

Return two signed copies of agreement to Jayne Roberts, Parks & Natural Resources, for transmittal to the Tampa Bay Estuary Program for their signature, and approved agenda to Judy.Moree@manateeclerk.com. and budget@mymanatee.org.


Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs

Attachment:  Tampa Bay Estuary Program agreement.pdf
Attachment:  B-16-029 TBEP Duette Preserve Hydrologic.pdf