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Office of Operations Land and Recreation Grants Section Programs

Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP)

Eastside Park Key Colony Beach

FRDAP is a competitive grant program that provides state funds for the acquisition or development of lands for public outdoor recreational use. Eligible applicants include municipal and county governments and other authorized entities with the legal responsibility to provide public outdoor recreation.

    • Projects of $50,000 or less qualify for a 100 percent grant. A local match is required for grants greater than $50,000.
    • The maximum grant amount is $200,000.

Recreational Trails Program (RTP)

Recreational Trail

RTP is a competitive grant program that provides grants for projects that provide, renovate or maintain motorized and non-motorized recreational trails, trail heads and trailside facilities. Eligible applicants include all municipal or local governments, state agencies, federal agencies, federally recognized Indian tribal governments and certain nonprofit corporations, which have an agreement with a governmental agency to develop public lands.

    • All grant awards must be matched. Applicants choose either 50:50, 60:40, or 80:20 match.
    • Refer to the current application for maximum grant amounts.

Land and Water Conservation Fund Program (LWCF)

LWCF is a competitive grant program that provides federal funds for acquisition or development of lands for public outdoor recreational use. Eligible applicants include all local governmental entities with the legal responsibility for providing outdoor recreational sites and facilities for the public's use and benefit.

    • All grant awards must be matched. Applicants choose either 50:50 match.
    • Refer to the current application for maximum grant amounts.
    • All funding is contingent upon approval by the National Park Service.
Metro Park Jacksonville

Metro Park Jacksonville

FRDAP Check Presentation

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Florida Communities Trust (FCT)

Samson Ocean front Park

FCT administers two competitive grant programs that are funded through the Florida Forever Program. The Parks and Open Space Program and Working Waterfronts Program provide state funds to local governments and nonprofit organizations for land acquisitions.

The Parks and Open Space Program provides grant funds to local governments and nonprofit organizations for the acquisition of conservation lands, urban open spaces, parks and greenways.

The Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Program provides grants for the acquisition of interests in land for the restoration and preservation of Working Waterfronts.

    • Small local governments and cities with a population of 10,000 or less, small counties with a population of 75,000 or less, and nonprofit organizations qualify for a 100 percent grant.
    • A local match is required of all other applicants.
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Contact Us

Department of Environmental Protection
Office of Operations
Land and Recreation Grants Section
3900 Commonwealth Blvd, MS 550
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000
850-245-2501