About the Florida Coastal Management Program
The federally-approved Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP) coordinates a number of coastal management activities with DEP programs, state agencies, water management districts, and local governments that have responsibilities for managing coastal resources. The FCMP has two fundamental goals: protecting coastal resources and helping Floridians maintain vital communities. FCMP activities are implemented through program support projects, special initiatives, grant programs, and coordinated reviews of federal activities for consistency with the statutory authorities in the FCMP.
The FCMP Support Unit in the Office of Intergovernmental Programs conducts a number of projects and activities that maintains the legal framework of the FCMP and carries out special projects and initiatives, many of which are required or encouraged by state and federal law. Activities are conducted in partnership with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and state and federal agencies.
The Florida Coastal Management Program makes funds
available as pass-through grants to state agencies, water management
districts and local coastal governments for priority projects that protect
coastal resources and communities. In some case, public colleges
and universities, regional planning councils, national estuary
programs and non-profit groups may be eligible for grants in partnership with
Last updated: April 10, 2012
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