Beach Erosion Control Program (BECP)
develop and implement a long term regional proactive beach
management program for the state of Florida"
the importance of the state's beaches, the Florida Legislature in
1986 adopted a posture of protecting and restoring the state's
beaches through a comprehensive beach management planning program.
Under the program, the Department of Environmental Protectionís Bureau of Beaches and Coastal
Systems evaluates beach erosion
problems throughout the state seeking viable solutions. The primary
vehicle for implementing the beach management planning
recommendations is the Florida Beach Erosion Control Program, which
is a program established for the purpose of working in concert with
local, state and federal governmental entities to achieve the
protection, preservation and restoration of the coastal sandy beach
resources of the state. Under the program, financial assistance in
an amount up to 50 percent of project costs is available to
Florida's county and municipal governments, community development
districts, or special taxing districts for shore protection and
preservation activities located on the Gulf of Mexico, Atlantic
Ocean, or Straits of Florida.
activities include beach restoration and nourishment activities,
project design and engineering studies, environmental studies and
monitoring, inlet management planning, inlet sand transfer, dune
restoration and protection activities, and other beach erosion
prevention related activities consistent with the adopted Strategic
Beach Management Plan. The program is authorized by Section
161.101, Florida Statutes. Since its inception in 1964, the Florida
Beach Erosion Control Program has been a primary source of funding
to local governments for beach erosion control and preservation
activities. Through the fiscal year 2006, over $582 million has been
appropriated by the Legislature for beach erosion control activities
and hurricane recovery.
Beach Management Program Funding Assistance Information
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Beaches and
Coastal Systems is accepting funding requests from Florida Local
Governments for the FY2013-14 Beach Management Program. The
program announcement letter, example application and checklist
links can be found below. Please contact the
Project Manager for your county
if you have any questions or need further information.
Once all of your materials for requesting assistance have been
completed, you can submit a funding request
package via FTP through this website.
Restore Eroded Beaches?
Funding Assistance Program Information
Track Project Funding
Submit Funding Request Package
View Funding Requests
you like to view rules and regulations regarding
62B-36, Florida Administrative Code
Beach Erosion Control Assistance Program
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161, Florida Statutes
Beach and Shore Preservation