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Land and Recreation Grant Programs

Grants Overview
The Land and Recreation Grants staff administers grants to local governments through the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) and the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). These are competitive, reimbursement grant programs which provide financial assistance for acquisition or development of land for public outdoor recreation. Eligible participants include all county governments, municipalities in Florida and other legally constituted local governmental entities, with the responsibility for providing outdoor recreational sites and facilities for the general public. For more program information view the facts about FRDAP and LWCF in the Program information listed below.

Program Staff Contact Information
Department of Environmental Protection, Land and Recreation Grants, Mail Station #550, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000. For more information, call (850) 245-2501 or email:
*Linda Reeves - Program Manager, Land and Recreation Grants Section
linda.reeves@dep.state.fl.us
*Tamika Bass - Community Assistance Consultant
tamika.bass@dep.state.fl.us
*Angie Bright - Community Assistance Consultant
angie.bright@dep.state.fl.us

Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP)
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. The maximum grant request is $200,000.

Eligible Applicants: All county governments and incorporated municipalities of the State of Florida and other legally constituted local governmental entities with the legal responsibility for the provision of outdoor recreational sites and facilities for the use and benefit of the general public.

Maximum Grant Request: The maximum grant request may not exceed $200,000.00. An applicant's requested grant funds may be revised by the Department due to the availability of program funds. Grant awards are contingent upon appropriation by the Legislature.

2016-2017 FRDAP PRIORITY LIST:

Above is the link to the 2016-2017 FRDAP Priority List, displaying project scores and rankings. The 2016 Legislative Session will commence Tuesday, January 12th. Regular Session will last for 60 days, concluding Friday, March 11th.  Budget information, notification of funding, and awards will post after the Governor signs the FINAL 2016-2017 budget.

2016-2017 FRDAP Application Submission Cycle:  CLOSED - The submission cycle was held August 3-14, 2015.
* 2016-2017 FRDAP GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
* 2016-2017 FRDAP GRANT APPLICATION

Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF)
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.

Eligible Applicants: All county governments and incorporated municipalities of the State of Florida and other legally constituted local governmental entities with the legal responsibility for the provision of outdoor recreational sites and facilities for the use and benefit of the general public.

Maximum Grant Request: The maximum grant request may not exceed $200,000.00. An applicant's requested grant funds may be revised by the Department due to the availability of program funds. Grant awards are contingent upon appropriation by the Federal Government.

2014-2015 LWCF PRIORITY LIST

2015-2016 LWCF Application Submission Cycle: OPEN
The submission period will be from March 14-28, 2016.  Applications must be postmarked on or before the last day of the submission cycle, Monday, March 28, 2016.
*2015-2016 LWCF Application Instructions (Please read prior to completing application)
*2015-2016 LWCF Application (PDF Version)


  • Administrative Rule
  • Facts about LWCF
  • Administrative Forms
    • LWCF Manual (PDF 540 KB)
    • Commencement Checklist (PDF)
    • Certification of Insurance (PDF)
    • Boundary Map Requirements (DOC 45 KB) (PDF 11 KB)
    • Commencement Certification (PDF)
    • Uniform Federal Appraisal Requirements (PDF 1.9 MB)
    • Project Status Report (PDF)
    • Certification of Manual Possession (PDF)
    • Financial Reporting Procedures  (PDF)
    • Completion Documentation Checklist (PDF)
    • Project Completion Certification Form (PDF)
    • Sample Sign (DOC 56 KB)
    • Notice of Limitation of Use (PDF)
    • LCWF Park Inventory Form (Electronic Submittal)
      (Please print a copy to include w/ project completion documentation)

    • Clearing House Checklist Forms
    • FPS-048 Clearinghouse Checklist (PDF 11 KB)
    • Project Narrative Requirement (PDF 51 KB)
      Active Sample Narrative (PDF 1.4 MB)
      Passive Sample Narrative (PDF 1.5 MB)
    • Environmental Assessment Requirements (PDF 66 KB)
      Active Sample Assessment (PDF 1.1 MB)
      Passive Sample Assessment (PDF 1.4 MB)
  • Reimbursement Forms
    • Reimbursement Checklist (PDF)
    • Payment Request Summary/Actual Costs (PDF)
    • Contractual Services Purchase Schedule (PDF)
    • Grantee Labor Cost Schedule (PDF)
    • Direct Material Purchases Schedule (PDF)
    • Equipment Cost Schedule (PDF)
    • Grantee Stock Material Cost Schedule (PDF)
  • LWCF Sign Logo
    • LWCF Black & White Logo
      thumbnail version of LWCF black and white logo
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      (GIF 2.6 KB)
      (EPS 217 KB)
    • LWCF Color Logo thumbnail version of LWCF color logo
      (JPG 5.4 KB)
      (GIF 3.3 KB)
      (EPS 216 KB)
    • LWCF Logo Terms of Use (PDF 74KB)
  • History
    • LWCF History Report by County (XLS 20 KB) (PDF 542 KB)
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Last updated: January 14, 2016

 

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