Coastal Partnership Initiative Grant Program
The FY 2013-2014 Coastal Partnership Initiative (CPI) grant cycle is now closed. The Florida Coastal Management Program will publish the Notice of Availability of CPI Funds for the next grant cycle (FY 14-15) in August or September 2013; the Notice will be posted on this page.
Feel free to contact FCMP grant staff at (850) 245-2161 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 Weekly to solicit CPI applications from eligible entities. CPI grants provide support for innovative local coastal management projects in four program areas:
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) 245-2161 with questions on submitting a CPI grant application.
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Last updated: November 02, 2012
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