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Land and Recreation Grant Programs

Grants Overview
The Land and Recreation Grants staff administers grants to local governments through the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) and the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). These are competitive, reimbursement grant programs which provide financial assistance for acquisition or development of land for public outdoor recreation. Eligible participants include all county governments, municipalities in Florida and other legally constituted local governmental entities, with the responsibility for providing outdoor recreational sites and facilities for the general public. For more program information view the facts about FRDAP and LWCF in the Program information listed below.

Contact Information
Department of Environmental Protection, Land and Recreation Grants, Mail Station #550, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Tallahassee, FL 32399-3000. For more information, call (850) 245-2501 or email:
Linda Reeves - Program Manager, Land and Recreation Grants Section
linda.reeves@dep.state.fl.us

Tamika Bass - Community Assistance Consultant
tamika.bass@dep.state.fl.us

Angie Bright - Community Assistance Consultant
angie.bright@dep.state.fl.us

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. The maximum grant request is $200,000.
 

2016-2017 FRDAP APPLICATION SUBMISSION ANNOUNCEMENT:
The Department of Environmental Protection will accept Fiscal Year 2016-2017 FRDAP grant applications under Administrative Rules 62D-5.053 through 62D-5.059, F.A.C., for the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP) as follows:
 
APPLICATION SUBMISSION PERIOD:
Monday, August 3 - Friday, August 14, 2015. Completed applications must be postmarked on or before Friday, August 14, 2015. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
* 2016-2017 FRDAP GRANT APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS
* 2016-2017 FRDAP GRANT APPLICATION
 
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS:
All county governments and incorporated municipalities of the State of Florida and other legally constituted local governmental entities with the legal responsibility for the provision of outdoor recreational sites and facilities for the use and benefit of the general public.

MAXIMUM GRANT REQUEST:
The maximum grant request may not exceed $200,000.00. An applicant's requested grant funds may be revised by the Department due to the availability of program funds. Grant awards are contingent upon appropriation by the Legislature.

2015-2016 FRDAP FUNDED PROJECTS:
Below is the link to the 2015-2016 FRDAP Priority List displaying project scores and rankings. The Governor has now signed the 2015-2016 budget that gives $5,491,500.00 for the FRDAP grants. Proviso language determined that the money is to fund all Small Development category applications, those projects $50,000.00 or less. There are 110 small development projects and they may be viewed by clicking on the Priority List link below.
2015-2016 FRDAP Priority List (pdf - 277kb)

  • Administrative Rule
  • Facts about FRDAP
  • Administrative Forms
    • Commencement Checklist (DOC 108 KB) (PDF 31 KB)
    • Commencement Certification (DOC 99 KB) (PDF 27 KB)
    • Project Status Report (DOC 49 KB) (PDF 14 KB)
    • Financial Reporting Procedures (DOC 32 KB) (PDF 16 KB)
    • Completion Documentation Checklist (DOC 112 KB) (PDF 30 KB)
    • Park Inventory Form (PDF 1 MB)
    • Completion Certification Form (DOC 46 KB) (PDF 14 KB)
    • Sample Sign (DOC 29 KB) (PDF 25 KB)
    • REDI Waiver Form (DOC 27 KB) (PDF 11 KB)
    • Notice of Limitation of Use (DOC 25 KB) (PDF 12 KB)
  • Reimbursement Forms
    • Reimbursement Checklist (DOC 45 KB) (PDF 12 KB)
    • Actual Cost Contract Payment Request (DOC 47 KB) (PDF 21 KB)
    • Contractual Services Purchase Schedule (DOC 47 KB) (PDF 14 KB)
    • Grantee Labor Cost Schedule (DOC 13 KB) (PDF 13 KB)
    • Direct Material Purchases Schedule (DOC 47 KB) (PDF 13 KB)
    • Equipment Cost Schedule (DOC 13 KB) (PDF 13 KB)
    • Grantee Stock Material Cost Schedule (DOC 13 KB) (PDF 13 KB)

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.

2014-2015 LWCF Application Submission Cycle: CLOSED
The Department of Environmental Protection has established an application submission cycle and will accepted grant applications for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015 Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) grant program from: Monday, February 16, 2015 through Friday, February 27, 2015. Applications postmarked before or on the last date of the program application submission cycle, February 27, 2015, were considered.
Copies of the Application are below:
2014-2015 LWCF Application (MS Word Version)
2014-2015 LWCF Application (PDF Version)

  • 2014-2015 LWCF Priority List
  • 2013-2014 LWCF Priority List
  • Administrative Rule
  • Facts about LWCF
  • Administrative Forms
    • LWCF Manual (PDF 540 KB)
    • Commencement Checklist (DOC 40 KB) (PDF 23 KB)
    • Boundary Map Requirements (DOC 45 KB) (PDF 11 KB)
    • Commencement Certification (DOC 98 KB) (PDF 29 KB)
    • Uniform Federal Appraisal Requirements (PDF 1.9 MB)
    • Project Status Report (DOC 49 KB) (PDF 14 KB)
    • Certification of Manual Possession (DOC 28 KB) (PDF 10 KB)
    • Financial Reporting Procedures (DOC 32 KB) (PDF 16 KB)
    • Completion Documentation Checklist (DOC 111 KB) (PDF 34 KB)
    • Project Completion Certification Form (DOC 47 KB) (PDF 14 KB)
    • Sample Sign (DOC 56 KB)
    • Notice of Limitation of Use (DOC 25 KB) (PDF 12 KB)
    • FPS-048 Clearinghouse Checklist (PDF 11 KB)
    • Clearing House Checklist Forms
    • Project Narrative Requirement (PDF 51 KB)
      Active Sample Narrative (PDF 1.4 MB)
      Passive Sample Narrative (PDF 1.5 MB)
    • Environmental Assessment Requirements (PDF 66 KB)
      Active Sample Assessment (PDF 1.1 MB)
      Passive Sample Assessment (PDF 1.4 MB)
    • LCWF Park Inventory Form (PDF 43 KB)
  • Reimbursement Forms
    • Reimbursement Checklist (DOC 45 KB) (PDF 12 KB)
    • Actual Cost Contract Payment Request (DOC 47 KB) (PDF 21 KB)
    • Contractual Services Purchase Schedule (DOC 47 KB) (PDF 14 KB)
    • Grantee Labor Cost Schedule (DOC 13 KB) (PDF 13 KB)
    • Direct Material Purchases Schedule (DOC 47 KB) (PDF 13 KB)
    • Equipment Cost Schedule (DOC 13 KB) (PDF 13 KB)
    • Grantee Stock Material Cost Schedule (DOC 13 KB) (PDF 13 KB)
  • LWCF Sign Logo
    • LWCF Black & White Logo
      thumbnail version of LWCF black and white logo
      (JPG 4.5 KB)
      (GIF 2.6 KB)
      (EPS 217 KB)
    • LWCF Color Logo thumbnail version of LWCF color logo
      (JPG 5.4 KB)
      (GIF 3.3 KB)
      (EPS 216 KB)
    • LWCF Logo Terms of Use (PDF 74KB)
  • History
    • LWCF History Report by County (XLS 20 KB) (PDF 542 KB)
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Last updated: July 02, 2015

 

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