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Florida Communities Trust (FCT) assists communities in protecting important natural resources, providing recreational opportunities and preserving Florida's traditional working waterfronts through the competitive criteria in the Parks and Open Space Florida Forever Grant Program and the Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Florida Forever Grant Program. These local land acquisition grant programs provide funding to local governments and eligible nonprofit organizations to acquire land for parks, open space, greenways and projects supporting Florida's seafood harvesting and aquaculture industries. The source of funding for Florida Communities Trust comes from Florida Forever proceeds.
 
 

Parks and Open Space Florida Forever Grant Program

    The Parks and Open Space Florida Forever grant program assists the Department of Environmental Protection in helping communities meet the challenges of growth, supporting viable community development and protecting natural resources and open space. The program receives 21 percent Florida Forever appropriation.

     

    FCT Staff hosted a Post-Completion Workshop to provide technical assistance for project sponsors in understanding the post completion responsibilities under the FCT program once a project site has been acquired on:

    Wednesday, May 19, 2021
              10:00 a.m.
    To replay the webinar, please visit this link.
     
            
    Application Cycle for FY2020-2021 will be open October 1 - December 15, 2020.
     
    FCT Staff hosted an application cycle webinar on:
                            November 4, 2020
                                   10:00 a.m.
    To replay the webinar, please visit this link.
                                  
                           Download the Presentation
                           Webinar Q&As
     

              
    Application Materials
    Application Form FCT-5 (PDF, non-fillable) ( Word)
    Application Development Resources; Application Tutorial available
     
    Additional Information
     
     
    FY2018-2019 Application Information
    2018 Application implementing language: Chapter 2018-10, Section 70
     
              FY2016-2017 Application Information

    Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Florida Forever Grant Program

    The creation of the Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Florida Forever grant program by the 2008 Florida Legislature acknowledges the importance of the traditional seafood harvesting and aquaculture industries in Florida. The program receives 2.5 percent of the total Florida Forever appropriation.
     
    Application Cycle for FY2020-2021 will be open October 1 - November 2, 2020.
     
    FCT Staff hosted an application cycle webinar on:
                            September 16, 2020
                                   10:00 a.m.
    To replay the webinar, please visit this link.
     
    Application Materials
     
    FY2018-2019 Application Information
    FY2018-2019 Ranking List
     
     

    Florida Communities Trust Governing Board

     
     
     
    2021 FCT Meeting Calendar
     
    Date and Time              Location Meeting Information 

    June 17, 2021

    9:00 a.m.

    Click here to attend via Go-to-Webinar

    FAR

    Agenda 

    Meeting Summary          

    July 27, 2021

    10:00 a.m.

    Parks and Open Space Ranking and Selection Meeting

    DEP CARR Building
    Conference Rooms 170
    3800 Commonwealth Blvd.
    Tallahassee, FL 32399 and
    via Go-to-Webinar

    FAR

    Agenda

    Meeting Summary

    August 25, 2021

    10:00 a.m.

    Quarterly Meeting

    FAR

    Agenda

    Meeting Summary

    December 8, 2021 

    10:00 a.m.                          

    Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Ranking and Selection Meeting         

    FAR

    Agenda

    Meeting Summary

    February 22, 2022

    10:00 a.m.

    Quarterly Meeting

    FAR

    Agenda

    Meeting Summary

    April 20, 2022

    10:00 a.m.

    Quarterly Meeting

    FAR

    Agenda

    Meeting Summary

     
     
    2020 FCT Meeting Calendar
     
    Date and Time                               Location                                          Meeting Information                   

    January 16, 2020

    10:00 a.m.

    DEP Douglas Building
    Conference Rooms A&B
    3900 Commonwealth Blvd.
    Tallahassee, FL 32399

    FAR

    Agenda Packet

    Meeting Summary

    **POSTPONED**

    April 16, 2020

    10:00 a.m.

    DEP Douglas Building
    Conference Rooms A&B
    3900 Commonwealth Blvd.
    Tallahassee, FL 32399

    FAR

    Agenda Packet

    **POSTPONED**

    November 19, 2020      

    10:00 a.m.

    DEP Douglas Building
    Conference Rooms A&B
    3900 Commonwealth Blvd.
    Tallahassee, FL 32399

    FAR

    Agenda Packet

    Archival Board Meeting Information

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