GCSAA Best Management Practices Grant Program

GCSAA and the GCSAA 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. This program is part of the overall BMP Initiative in partnership with the USGA.

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 GCSAA Foundation recommend the use of BMPs and the development of state or regional BMP programs by chapters for success. Examples of these include:

  • Best Management Practices for New York State Golf Courses
  • Best Management Practices for the Enhancement of Environmental Quality on Florida Golf Courses
  • Best Management Practices for Turfgrass Water Conservation (Georgia)
  • Environmental Best Management Practices for Virginia's Golf Courses
  • Michigan Turfgrass Environmental Stewardship Program
  • Oregon Environmental Stewardship Guidelines

GCSAA will offer grants, through funding from the GCSAA Foundation, to chapters for developing new guides, updating existing guides or for verification programs. Applications from non-golf course superintendents associations must have letters of support from the supporting GCSAA affiliated chapter(s) accompanying complete application forms. Grants do not require matching funds as project expenses are expected to exceed our grant allocations. Grant requests should not exceed $10,000.

Grant applications will be reviewed and ranked by a GCSAA member task group. In 2019, priority will be given to states without comprehensive BMP programs. Chapters should coordinate and submit one application per state using GCSAA’s BMP Planning Guide and Template. Priority is given to help GCSAA achieve 50 states with BMP programs by 2020.

2019 BMP Grant Recipients

  • California
    California GCSA
  • Idaho
    Idaho GCSA
  • Michigan
    Michigan GCSA
  • Missouri
    Heart of America GCSA
  • Nevada
    Southern Nevada GCSA
  • New Mexico
    Rio Grande GCSA
  • Pennsylvania
  • Virginia
    Virginia GCSA
  • West Virginia
    West Virginia GCSA

For more information, contact Emily Fuger, manager, environmental programs, at 800-472-7878, ext. 5163, or efuger@gcsaa.org