GCSAA Best Management Practices Grant Program

2022 Applications were due March 15.

GCSAA and the Foundation are pleased to offer funding for chapters to use with their Best Management Practices (BMP) programs. The GCSAA BMP Grant Program is supported by the PGA Tour through the GCSAA Foundation.

Applicants may apply for up to $3000. Applications should only incorporate one or more of the following activities which must be focused on encouraging members to create a facility BMP manual:

  • Efforts (marketing, communications, education, etc.) geared toward facility adoptions of BMPs.
  • Projects that provide for the significant demonstration, comparison, and/or effectiveness of golf course best management practices.
  • Development of validation or verification programs for proposed or existing best management practices programs for golf courses.
  • Marketing and incentive packages for chapter BMP programs.

Agronomic and environmental best management practices are key to successful golf course operations. They are also key to successful advocacy and ensuring golf's license to do business. GCSAA and the Foundation recommend the use of BMPs and the development of state or regional BMP programs by chapters for success. As of 2020, all 50 states have a State BMP template. View the state templates here.

GCSAA will offer grants, through funding from the Foundation, to chapters working on facility adoption programs. Grants do not require matching funds as project expenses are expected to exceed our grant allocations. Grant requests should not exceed $3000.

Grant applications will be reviewed and ranked by a GCSAA member task group. Grant applications will be competitive, so it is import that your application show the expected impact of your program.

For more information, contact Emily Fuger, manager, environmental programs, at 800-472-7878, ext. 5163.