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Land and Recreation Grant Programs

Program Announcements

2014-2015 LWCF Application Submission Cycle:
The Department of Environmental Protection has established an application submission cycle and will accept grant applications for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Program as follows: Monday, February 16, 2015 through Friday, February 27, 2015. Applications must be postmarked before or on the last date of the program application submission cycle, February 27, 2015.

Copies of the Application are below:
2014-2015 LWCF Application (MS Word Version)
2014-2015 LWCF Application (PDF Version)
 

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.

Contact Information

Department of Environmental Protection, Land and Recreation Grants, Mail Station #585, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000. For more information, call (850) 245-2501 or email: linda.reeves@dep.state.fl.us, angie.bright@dep.state.fl.us or mary.ann.lee@dep.state.fl.us.

Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program

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.

FRDAP Program Announcements
2015-2016 Application Submission Cycle - CLOSED: 
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection accepted 2015-2016 FRDAP Grant Applications under the existing Administrative Rule Chapter 62D-5, F.A.C., including Rules 62D-5.053 through 62D-5.059, F.A.C., for the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP).  The submission period was held from Monday, October 13 through Friday, October 31, 2014. All applications received were acknowledged. The applications will undergo a thorough review for conformance with Chapter 62D-5, Part V, F.A.C. Project scores and the final 2015-2016 Priority List will not be available until late February 2015. Funding notifications will not occur until July 1, 2015, after Governor Rick Scott signs the state budget.



2014-2015 Priority List:
2014-2015 FRDAP Priority List (pdf - 277kb)
The Governor has signed the 2014-2015 budget that gives $2,479,820.00 for the FRDAP grants. Proviso language determined that the money was to fund all of the Small Development category applications, those projects $50,000.00 or less. There are 51 projects and they maybe viewed on this Priority List.
 

  • Administrative Rule
  • Facts about FRDAP
  • Administrative Forms
    • Commencement Checklist (DOC 108 KB) (PDF 31 KB)
    • Commencement Certification (DOC 99 KB) (PDF 27 KB)
    • Project Status Report (DOC 49 KB) (PDF 14 KB)
    • Financial Reporting Procedures (DOC 32 KB) (PDF 16 KB)
    • Completion Documentation Checklist (DOC 112 KB) (PDF 30 KB)
    • Park Inventory Form (PDF 1 MB)
    • Completion Certification Form (DOC 46 KB) (PDF 14 KB)
    • Sample Sign (DOC 29 KB) (PDF 25 KB)
    • REDI Waiver Form (DOC 27 KB) (PDF 11 KB)
    • Notice of Limitation of Use (DOC 25 KB) (PDF 12 KB)
  • Reimbursement Forms
    • Reimbursement Checklist (DOC 45 KB) (PDF 12 KB)
    • Actual Cost Contract Payment Request (DOC 47 KB) (PDF 21 KB)
    • Contractual Services Purchase Schedule (DOC 47 KB) (PDF 14 KB)
    • Grantee Labor Cost Schedule (DOC 13 KB) (PDF 13 KB)
    • Direct Material Purchases Schedule (DOC 47 KB) (PDF 13 KB)
    • Equipment Cost Schedule (DOC 13 KB) (PDF 13 KB)
    • Grantee Stock Material Cost Schedule (DOC 13 KB) (PDF 13 KB)

Land and Water Conservation Fund

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.

 LWCF 2013-2014 Application submission cycle was held from February 17-28, 2014. The deadline for all application submittals was February 28, 2014. The priority list has been developed and approved by the State and is now pending approval by the Office of Interior, National Park Service. Award notifications will be forthcoming as well as additional requests for more information if applicable. Upon federal approval the monetary amount listed in the LWCF 2013-2014 Priority List (listed below) is subject to change.
 

  • LWCF Priority List
    • 2013-2014 LWCF Combined Applicant Priority List (revised) as a PDF File (PDF 463 KB)
  • Administrative Rule
  • Facts about LWCF
  • Administrative Forms
    • LWCF Manual (PDF 540 KB)
    • Commencement Checklist (DOC 40 KB) (PDF 23 KB)
    • Boundary Map Requirements (DOC 45 KB) (PDF 11 KB)
    • Commencement Certification (DOC 98 KB) (PDF 29 KB)
    • Uniform Federal Appraisal Requirements (PDF 1.9 MB)
    • Project Status Report (DOC 49 KB) (PDF 14 KB)
    • Certification of Manual Possession (DOC 28 KB) (PDF 10 KB)
    • Financial Reporting Procedures (DOC 32 KB) (PDF 16 KB)
    • Completion Documentation Checklist (DOC 111 KB) (PDF 34 KB)
    • Project Completion Certification Form (DOC 47 KB) (PDF 14 KB)
    • Sample Sign (DOC 56 KB)
    • Notice of Limitation of Use (DOC 25 KB) (PDF 12 KB)
    • FPS-048 Clearinghouse Checklist (PDF 11 KB)
    • Clearing House Checklist Forms
    • 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)
    • LCWF Park Inventory Form (PDF 43 KB)
  • Reimbursement Forms
    • Reimbursement Checklist (DOC 45 KB) (PDF 12 KB)
    • Actual Cost Contract Payment Request (DOC 47 KB) (PDF 21 KB)
    • Contractual Services Purchase Schedule (DOC 47 KB) (PDF 14 KB)
    • Grantee Labor Cost Schedule (DOC 13 KB) (PDF 13 KB)
    • Direct Material Purchases Schedule (DOC 47 KB) (PDF 13 KB)
    • Equipment Cost Schedule (DOC 13 KB) (PDF 13 KB)
    • Grantee Stock Material Cost Schedule (DOC 13 KB) (PDF 13 KB)
  • LWCF Sign Logo
    • LWCF Black & White Logo
      thumbnail version of LWCF black and white logo
      (JPG 4.5 KB)
      (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: December 11, 2014

 

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