DEP Invests $5.4 Million in Local Recreational Projects
Today, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection announced that it
will invest more than $5.4 million in 110 recreational development projects in
local communities around the state through its Florida Recreation Development
Assistance Program (FRDAP). This competitive grant program provides state funds
to develop lands for public outdoor recreational use, such as building or
renovating sports facilities or playgrounds.
“The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is
committed to funding projects that directly benefit natural
resources and local communities,” said DEP Secretary Jon
Steverson. “This grant funding will support projects such as
athletic fields, picnic facilities, fishing piers and
playgrounds – projects that provide taxpayers additional
Through the end of November, the department is presenting
ceremonial checks to municipalities and counties across the
state. For a complete list of this year’s grant recipients and
their projects, click here.
Since 2013, FRDAP has invested more than $8.6 million in 174
projects to improve local recreational facilities across the
state. Eligible applicants include municipal and county
governments and other authorized entities with the legal
responsibility to provide public outdoor recreation.
full press release for more information.