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About the Coastal Management Program

The Florida Coastal Management Program is based on a network of agencies implementing 24 statutes that protect and enhance the state's natural, cultural and economic coastal resources. The goal of the program is to coordinate local, state and federal agency activities using existing laws to ensure that Florida's coast is as valuable to future generations as it is today. Florida's Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for directing the implementation of the state-wide coastal management program.

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Coastal Partnership Initiative Grant Program Application Deadline Fast Approaching

Submit applications for coastal resource protection and management grant by Oct. 31


The Department of Environmental Protection's Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP) is accepting applications for the Coastal Partnership Initiative (CPI) grant program. The CPI grant program was developed to promote the protection and effective management of Florida's coastal resources at the local level. CPI grants provide support for innovative local coastal management projects in four program areas: resilient communities, public access, working waterfronts and coastal stewardship. Applications are accepted in hard-copy format only and must be received no later than 4 p.m. on Oct. 31, 2016. For details, funding eligibility and to apply, please see the CPI Application Form and read Rule 62S-4, Florida Administrative Code. Contact staff in the FCMP Grants Section at 850-245-2094 with questions on submitting a CPI grant application.

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CPI GRANT RECIPIENT: City of Port St. Joe - FY 2011-2012

Gulf of Mexico Alliance Grant Program Accepting Applications

Coastal communities encouraged to apply for coastal hazards resilience small grants

The Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) in collaboration with the Mississippi-Alabama Sea Grant Consortium is seeking proposals for the Coastal Community Projects Small Grants.  Local governments, municipalities, tribes and regional councils/commissions within Florida's 23 counties along the Gulf of Mexico who have completed the Community Resilience Index or other similar vulnerability assessment are eligible to apply. Interested communities should submit a proposal detailing their needs and how grant funds would help address the identified needs through the implementation of resilience actions. Grant applications are accepted in electronic format only and must be received no later than 5 p.m. EST on December 9, 2016. For more details and to apply, click here.


Last updated: November 29, 2016

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