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's Coastal Partnership Initiative grant application period is upon us!
The FCMP is always looking for new innovate ways to enhance and improve coastal management throughout the state! One of those initiatives, the Coastal Partnership Initiative (CPI) grant program, involves providing federal funding for a variety of projects for local governments (either by themselves or in partnerships with universities or non-profit organizations) to improve their communities in any of the following four priority areas:
Coastal Resource Stewardship
Access to Coastal Resources
This year, the funding opportunity for projects to be conducted during 2023-2024 opens on September 1, 2022 and closes on October 31, 2022. This CPI opportunity has provided a launch pad for several interesting projects over the years, including funding efforts for improvements to Ocean Hammock Park in the City of St. Augustine Beach and for a Dune Restoration and Creation Plan for the Town of Lauderdale by the Sea.
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.