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BearWise grant to secure restaurant dumpsters

BearWise grant to secure restaurant dumpsters

South Santa Rosa County has been selected for a $58,000 grant to prevent bears from getting into local restaurant trash cans. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) awarded a total of $500,000 in grants to 10 communities to reduce human-bear conflicts as part of BearWise. Santa Rosa’s grant would go toward modifying dumpsters to […]

FWC grants provide big boost to lionfish research

FWC grants provide big boost to lionfish research

Lionfish continue to pose a threat to native wildlife and habitats in Florida. To help battle the problem, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) has awarded $50,000 to five organizations to aid in research and development of innovative methods to remove lionfish from deep-water habitats. Read the full article in the July 5 […]

Grant to fund additional therapeutic foster parents

Grant to fund additional therapeutic foster parents

Children removed from an unhealthy home where they experienced abuse or neglect may find themselves living with foster parents while they wait to reunite with their family or find a new forever home. More than 520 children are in foster care through FamiliesFirst Network (FFN) of Lakeview Center in Northwest Florida, and many are facing […]

County passed up economic planning grant

County passed up economic planning grant

Every year Santa Rosa officials apply for and win grants for hundreds of thousands of dollars from the state and federal governments, and they’re currently focused on gaining millions more as the county’s share of the BP oil spill settlement. So with a blizzard of grants available annually from various agencies, it probably isn’t surprising […]

Grant writers get practical advice

Grant writers get practical advice

Local nonprofits got a lesson in grant writing at the Navarre Beach Area Chamber of Commerce’s second Community Grant Writing Workshop. Workshop leader Barbara Hunter Cox has been writing and approving grant applications for years. Read the full article in the April 20 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online at navarrepress.com for as little as […]

IMPACT 100 prepares for 2017 grant cycle

IMPACT 100 prepares for 2017 grant cycle

IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay will be holding its nonprofit workshop for Santa Rosa and Escambia  County organizations April 20 in downtown Pensacola. The free event will feature information on the grant process, advice for grant applications and other information for nonprofits. Read the full article in the April 13 issue of Navarre Press. Subscribe online […]

Homeless students to receive housing through grant

Homeless students to receive housing through grant

A new housing grant will provide some of Santa Rosa’s more than 800 homeless students with a roof over their head. Santa Rosa School District Director of Federal Programs Karen Barber said the housing voucher pilot program would allow parents of identified students to receive a voucher that could be presented to qualified rental locations for […]

County weighs company for reef expansion project

County weighs company for reef expansion project

Expansion of Navarre Beach’s two artificial reefs could be a step closer if the Board of County Commissioners votes Thursday to select Taylor Engineering to guide the project toward completion. Paid for in part by a Deepwater Horizon Natural Resources Damage Assessment (NRDA) grant, the reef expansion would add 60 modules to the existing snorkel […]

Science station receives IMPACT grant

Science station receives IMPACT grant

The Navarre Beach Marine Science Station received $108,200 in grant money Sunday, Oct. 16, from IMPACT 100 Pensacola Bay Area’s 2016 grants. The grant will go toward the Coastal Conservation Corp’s purchase and outfitting of the 24-foot traveling display called the Discovery Depot. Station Director Charlene Mauro said the Discovery Depot could be driven to […]

Navarre teacher now has 3D printer in science classroom

Navarre teacher now has 3D printer in science classroom

Cindy Thorpe has been a teacher for 28 years and never imagined the day would come when she would have a 3D printer in the classroom. Now, the Navarre High School science teacher can’t imagine her classroom without one as her AP Biology students have fallen in love with being able to print out a […]

Genetic science comes to life at Woodlawn

Genetic science comes to life at Woodlawn

Katy Knapp had never dissected anything in science class until last week. The experience was an enjoyable one as she and her eighth-grade classmates at Woodlawn Beach Middle School in Gulf Breeze acted as citizen scientists, dissecting lionfish and putting together DNA samples of what they found inside the stomachs of the invasive fish. Read […]

County awarded $50K for Navarre Park improvements

County awarded $50K for Navarre Park improvements

Santa Rosa County has been awarded a $50,000 grant for improvements at Navarre Park, and the Navarre Chamber Foundation is providing an additional $5,000 toward the effort. According to Santa Rosa County Grants Director Sheila Fitzgerald, plans include $18,000 for construction of an ADA accessible kayak launch with a pathway, $15,000 for special needs playground […]

$2M grant will benefit north end students

$2M grant will benefit north end students

The U.S. Department of Education awarded a five-year $1.9 million grant to Santa Rosa County Schools to create community learning centers that offer “academic enrichment” opportunities when school is out of session. The criteria requires the grant be used to assist students who attend “high-poverty and low-performing” schools. “The program helps students meet state and […]

Y receives inclusion grant for special needs programming

Y receives inclusion grant for special needs programming

For years, the Betty J. Pullum Family YMCA in Navarre has made it a priority to include special needs children in its summer camps and after-school programs. The Y recently received a grant from the National Inclusion Project for the second consecutive year. Co-founded in 2003 by entertainer Clay Aiken, the Project “serves to bridge […]

$900K grant to support flood recovery

$900K grant to support flood recovery

Today, Volunteer Florida announced the approval of a FEMA grant for more than $905,000 to provide disaster case management services and assist victims of the spring 2014 flooding in the Florida Panhandle. The grant will fund disaster case managers in Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton and Escambia counties who will work with panhandle residents to identify needs, […]

Good news for TDC funding

Good news for TDC funding

With higher than expected recent bed tax revenues and a green light from BP to push back a deadline to expend grant funds, the Santa Rosa County Tourist Development Council (TDC) is now turning its attention to establishing criteria to evaluate local proposals for future RESTORE funding. North end TDC committee members learned at last […]