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Coastal Partnership Initiative Grant Program

The FY 2018-2019 Coastal Partnership Initiative (CPI) grant cycle is now open. The new grant cycle opened on September 1, 2017.

Applicants need to fully complete the 2018-19 CPI Grant Application and submit it to the FCMP by 4:00 p.m. on October 31, 2017.

Note: Any proposed projects involving construction, invasive exotic plant removal & habitat restoration is subject to additional review and approval by NOAA and/or the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services must submit a completed "306a checklist" with the application. The checklist may be obtained at http://www.dep.state.fl.us/cmp/grants/files/Word_Checklist_306a.docx.

It is important to refer to Grant Rule 62S-4, FAC, which explains the grant application submittal process. Click here to obtain a copy.

Feel free to contact FCMP grant staff at (850) 245-2094 with any questions pertaining to the CPI grant opportunity.

The Coastal Partnership Initiative grant program was developed to promote the protection and effective management of Florida's coastal resources at the local level. The Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP) makes National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration funds available, on a competitive basis, to eligible local governments. Eligible local governments are defined as Florida's 35 coastal counties and all municipalities within their boundaries that are required to include a coastal element in their local comprehensive plan. Florida's public colleges and universities, regional planning councils, national estuary programs and nonprofit groups may also apply if an eligible local government agrees to participate as a partner.

Each year, the FCMP publishes a CPI Brochure and a "Notice of Availability of Funds" in the Florida Administrative Register to solicit CPI applications from eligible entities. CPI grants provide support for innovative local coastal management projects in four program areas:

  • Resilient Communities
  • Public Access
  • Working Waterfronts; and
  • Coastal Stewardship.

Eligible entities may apply for grants for community projects such as habitat restoration, park planning and improvements, waterfront revitalization, and improving communities' resiliency to coastal hazards.  For detailed application procedures, funding eligibility and review procedures, see the CPI Application Form and read Rule 62S-4, Florida Administrative Code.

Please contact staff in the FCMP Grants Section at (850) 245-2094 with questions on submitting a CPI grant application.

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Last updated: September 01, 2017

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