The Florida Coastal Management Program is based on a network of agencies implementing 24 statutes that protect and enhance the state's natural, cultural and economic coastal resources.
The program's goal is to coordinate local, state and federal agency activities using existing laws to ensure that Florida's coast is as valuable to future generations as it is today.
FCMP is now accepting applications for the Coastal Partnership Initiative grant program!
The Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP) is excited to announce the Coastal Partnership Initiative (CPI) grant opportunity is now open! Applications will be accepted through October 2, 2023, at 4:00 EDT. FCMP makes federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) funds available on a competitive basis to eligible local governments for projects that promote the conservation, restoration, and sustainable management of Florida's invaluable coastal resources.
Eligible local governments are defined as Florida's 35 coastal counties and all municipalities within counties' boundaries that are required to include a coastal element in their local comprehensive plan. Florida's public colleges and universities, regional planning councils, national estuary programs and nonprofit groups also may apply if an eligible local government agrees to participate as a partner.
CPI grants provide support for innovative, local, coastal management projects in four program areas:
Eligible entities may apply for grants for community projects such as habitat restoration, park planning and improvements, waterfront revitalization and improving community resiliency to coastal hazards. For detailed application procedures, funding eligibility and review procedures and other questions about submitting a CPI grant application, please contact the FCMP Grants Section at 850-245-2094.
Additional information about the CPI grant opportunity, including funding limits and forms, can be found here! If you’re interested in learning more about the different CPI projects that have been funded throughout the years, you can explore more of our recent CPI projects on our story map!
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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.