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Coastal Partnership Initiative Grant Program

The FY 2019-2020 Coastal Partnership Initiative (CPI) grant cycle is now open and will close on Friday, Nov. 16 at 4 PM.

There is a workshop webinar scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 10:30 am to Noon. You can register for it here. A PDF of the presentation can be found here.

NEW: Your application can now be submitted electronically at

*Funding limits have increased for this grant cycle to:

No more than $25,000 and no less than $10,000, for planning, design and coordination activities; and

No more than $75,000 and no less than $10,000 for construction projects, habitat restoration, invasive exotic plant removal or land acquisition.

Note: Any proposed projects involving construction, non-native plant removal and habitat restoration, are subject to additional review and approval by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and/or the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services must submit a completed 306a checklist with the application.

It is important to refer to Grant Rule 62S-4, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C.), which explains the grant application submittal process.

Feel free to contact Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP) grant staff at 850-245-2184 with any questions pertaining to the CPI grant opportunity.

The Coastal Partnership Initiative grant program was developed to promote the protection and effective management of Florida's coastal resources at the local level. The FCMP makes NOAA funds available, on a competitive basis, to eligible local governments. Eligible local governments are defined as Florida's 35 coastal counties and all municipalities within their 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.

Each year, the FCMP publishes a CPI Brochure and a "Notice of Availability of Funds" in the Florida Administrative Register to solicit CPI applications from eligible entities. CPI grants provide support for innovative, local, coastal management projects in four program areas:

  • Resilient Communities
  • Public Access
  • Working Waterfronts
  • Coastal Stewardship

Eligible entities may apply for grants for community projects such as habitat restoration, park planning and improvements, waterfront revitalization, and improving communities' resiliency to coastal hazards. For detailed application procedures, funding eligibility and review procedures, see the CPI Application Form and read Rule 62S-4, F.A.C.

Please contact staff in the FCMP Grants Section at 850-245-2094 with questions about submitting a CPI grant application.

For Grant Recipients

Required FCMP Subgrant Language and Acknowledgments


Florida Coastal Management Program

Florida Department of Environmental Protection

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration 


Reporting Forms and Instructions

Payment Request Form, instructions [Word]

Progress Report Form, instructions [Word]

Final Project Report Form [Word]

Example Schedule of Invoices for Reimbursement [Word]

Example Schedule of Match Requirement [Word]

Volunteer Reporting Form [Word]

Photo Release Forms [Word]


Other Information

Grant Abstracts - From 1994 to Present

Last Modified:
October 2, 2018 - 1:04pm

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