The Land and Recreation Grants Section promotes programs that foster partnerships to enhance and sustain Florida’s natural and cultural resources, and provide increased outdoor recreational opportunities for Florida’s residents and visitors.
The preservation of green space, including parks, open space, beaches and natural areas, is an important factor in creating livable communities. This state land acquisition grant program provides funding to local governments and eligible nonprofit environmental organizations for acquisition of community-based parks, open space and greenways that further outdoor recreation and natural resource protection needs identified in local government comprehensive plans.
Provides state funds for the acquisition of interests in land for the restoration and preservation of working waterfronts directly used for the purposes of commercial harvest of marine organisms or saltwater products by state-licensed commercial fishermen, aquaculturists, or business entities, including piers, wharves, docks, or other facilities operated to provide waterfront access to licensed commercial fishermen, aquaculturists, or business entities.
A competitive, state-funded grant program that provides financial assistance to local governments for the 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.
This federal grant program, funded by the U. S. Department of the Interior's National Parks Service, provides for the acquisition or development of land for public outdoor recreation. The program works in partnership with federal, state and local efforts to protect land in our national parks, national wildlife refuges, national forests, national trails, and other public lands; to preserve working forests and ranchlands; to support state and local parks and playgrounds; to preserve battlefields and other historic and cultural sites; and to provide the tools that communities need to meet their diverse conservation and recreation needs.
Funded through the Land and Water Conservation Fund Program, this nationally competitive program grant program provides assistance to economically disadvantaged urban communities with no, or almost no, access to publicly available, close-by, outdoor recreation. These awards help underserved communities address outdoor recreation deficits by supporting projects in cities and densely populated urbanized areas that create new outdoor recreation spaces, reinvigorate existing parks, and form connections between people and the outdoors.
This federal grant opportunity provides Land and Water Conservation Fund Program assistance for the acquisition or acquisition and development of compatible recreation facilities on public lands within a Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Partnership Agreement area. The REPI Program secures land adjacent to military bases to serve as buffers to development, enhance recreational access, protect at-risk species, and improve resistance to impacts from climate change and severe weather events.
A federal grant program funded by the U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Highway Administration that provides financial assistance for the development and maintenance of motorized and nonmotorized recreational trails, trailheads and trailside facilities. The program's mission is to advance the development of diverse, high quality trails and greenways through collaboration, education and financial assistance.
Sustainability is achieved by meeting the needs of the present population without compromising the ability of future populations to meet its needs.
Florida's Sustainable Initiatives, the Florida Green Lodging Program and the Florida Green School Designation Program, are voluntary, non-regulatory designations that promote sustainability in businesses, schools, and homes to assist in protecting Florida's environment.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.