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OGT Trails Resource
Florida Communities Trust assists communities in protecting important natural resources, providing recreational opportunities and preserving Florida's traditional working waterfronts through the competitive criteria in the Parks and Open Space Florida Forever Grant Program and the Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Florida Forever Grant Program. These local land acquisition grant programs provide funding to local governments and eligible non-profit organizations to acquire land for parks, open space, greenways and projects supporting Florida's seafood harvesting and aquaculture industries. The source of funding for Florida Communities Trust comes from Florida Forever proceeds. Click here for more information.
The FRDAP is a state competitive grant program that provides financial assistance to local governments to develop and/or acquire land for public outdoor recreational purposes the maximum grant request is $200,000. Click here for more information.
The LWCF is a federal competitive program which provides grants for acquisition or development of land for public outdoor recreation use. The matching ratio is one applicant dollar to one federal dollar for all grant awards (50% / 50%). The maximum grant request is $200,000. Click here for more information.
This grant program was established to promote the protection and effective management of Florida's coastal resources at the local level. Grants support four program areas: resilient communities, public access, working waterfronts, and coastal stewardship. In the past, coastal paddling trail development and primitive campsite improvements such as composting toilets have been funded.
Administered by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, this grant program provides funding through competitive grants for boating access projects and other motorized boating-related activities on coastal and/or inland waters of Florida.
The TAP focuses on improvements that create alternatives to transportation for the non-motorized user and enhancements to the transportation system for all users. Nine activities are eligible for funding including construction, planning and design of on- and off-road facilities for bicyclists and pedestrians.
Managed by the Florida Department of Transportation, the SUN Trail system funds non-motorized paved shared-use trails that are part of the Florida Greenways and Trails System Priority Map coordinated by OGT.
Under this fund, the Rails to Trails Conservancy will award about $85,000 per year to support organizations and local governments that are implementing projects to build and improve multi-use trails. Applications for 2017 funding will be accepted from December 1, 2016 through January 31, 2017.
The Recreational Trails Program in Florida (RTP)
The Recreational Trails Program (RTP) is a federally funded competitive grant program that provides financial assistance to agencies of city, county, state or federal governments, and organizations, approved by the State, or state and federally recognized Indian tribal governments, for the development of recreational trails, trailheads and trailside facilities. The program has been shifted from OGT to the FDEP Office of Operations, Land and Recreation Grants.
For more information on Florida's Recreational Trails Program, view
Chapter 62S-2, Florida Administrative
Code (pdf 109 kb), the rule governing the program in Florida.
list of RTP funded projects by county (PDF 48 kb)
NOTE: does not include
terminated or withdrawn projects.
During the Recreational Trails Program 2015 submission cycle thirty-eight applications were received by the submittal deadline of April 30, 2015. Thirteen applications were determined to be ineligible. The remaining twenty-five applications were evaluated and prioritized according to the procedures set forth in Chapter 62S-2, F.A.C.
The total request of eligible project applications amounts to
$3,741,341.11. The eligible applications include one $300,000
motorized project and $3,411,341.11 for twenty-four non-motorized
projects. FHWA (Federal Highway Administration) requires that all
available funding, totaling $1,665,781.18, be utilized for motorized
projects. FHWA anticipates additional funding, totaling $2,602,532.00,
will be available for apportionment in 1/12 increments of the total
allocation after November 1, 2015. FHWA authorizes the additional
funding allocation to be distributed as 30% for motorized, 30% for
non-motorized and 40% for diverse-use projects in accordance with
Chapter 62S-2 and FHWA Guidance. Based on this formula, the
proposed Department recommendations for non-motorized and diverse-use
projects totals $1,819,646.82.
this formula, the proposed Department recommendations for non-motorized and diverse-use projects totals $1,819,646.82.
Year 2016 Priority List is being submitted to FHWA for final
consideration and authorization. Once approval is received from FHWA,
all applicants will be informed of the recommendations.
If you have questions about RTP, please contact:
If you have questions about RTP, please contact:
Last updated: November 15, 2016
3800 Commonwealth Boulevard M.S. 795 Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000