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OGT Trails Resource Inventory:                                                         
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Florida Communities Trust (FCT)

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.

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 purposes the maximum grant request is $200,000. Click here for more information.

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. Click here for more information.

Coastal Partnership Initiative Grant Program (CPI)

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.

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.

View a list of RTP funded projects by county (PDF 48 kb)     NOTE: does not include terminated or withdrawn projects.

The Deputy Secretary signed the 2014 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) priority list for more than $4,000,000 which funds 26 new RTP opportunities. A copy of the list is available for viewing here; if an applicant is not listed, the project was considered ineligible for funding at this time. The Official funding notification will be submitted to the applicant for further program details.

2015 Recreational Trails Program Application Submission Cycle:
The Department of Environmental Protection has established an application submission cycle and will accept grant applications for the 2015 Recreational Trails Program (RTP) program as follows: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 through Thursday, April 30, 2015. Applications must be postmarked before or on the last date of the program application submission cycle, April 30, 2015.

If you have questions about RTP, please contact:

Linda Reeves
Phone: 850-245-2702
Recreational Trails Program, Office of Operations
Department of Environmental Protection
3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 585
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000

Submission Period

April 15, 2015 through April 30, 2015

Matching Ratio [RTP Grant : Local Match]
Maximum Grant Amount

Non-Motorized = $200,000
Motorized = $500,000; Motorized Diverse Use = $500,000

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Related Documents
Forms for Closing Projects

Last updated: August 07, 2015

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