What is FRDAP?
FRDAP is a competitive program which provides grants for acquisition or
development of land for public outdoor recreation use or to construct or
renovate recreational trails.
How is FRDAP Administered?
Florida's Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) administers the
program according to Florida Statute and Administrative Code. The Office of Information and Recreation Services in DEP's Division of Recreation and
Parks has direct responsibility for FRDAP.
Who May Apply for FRDAP Funds?
Municipal and county governments or other legally constituted entities
with the legal responsibility to provide public outdoor recreation.
How Do I Apply?
Applicants must submit a completed FRDAP Grant Application during an
announced submission period. Applicants may submit up to two
applications during the submission period. Applications must involve
only one project site except for acquisition or development of sandy
What is the Maximum Grant Amount?
The maximum grant amount is $200,000.
What are the Match Requirements?
The local match requirement depends on the total project cost:
Total Project, Cost FRDAP Grant, Local Match
$50,000 or less, 100%, 0%
$50,001 - 150,000, 75%, 25%
Over $150,000, 50%, 50%
What Can I Use to Match a FRDAP Grant?
* Cash * Value of undeveloped land owned by applicant (subject to
conditions) * In-kind services
How are FRDAP Grants Awarded?
Each application is reviewed to determine eligibility. The Office of Information and Recreation Services evaluates each eligible
application according to Florida Administrative Code and assigns a final score. Based on the scores, DEP prepares and submits a
recommended priority list to the Florida Legislature for funding consideration.
Where Do I Get More Information?
Office of Information and Recreation Services
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #585
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000
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