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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.

    Application Cycle for FY2020-2021 will be open October 1 - December 15, 2020.
     
    FCT Staff will host an application cycle webinar as follows:
                            November 4, 2020
                                   10:00 a.m.
    Interested parties may participate via GoToMeeting:
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from customercare@gotowebinar.com containing information about joining the webinar.
     
    Application Form FCT-5 (PDF, non-fillable) ( Word)
    Application Instructions
    Application Development Resources; Application Tutorial available
     
    Additional Information
     
    FCT Staff hosted two workshops to provide technical assistance for project sponsors in understanding the post completion responsibilities under the FCT program once a project site has been acquired.  Please see the links below to review the information discussed.  
     
    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 will host an application cycle webinar as follows:
                            September 16, 2020
                                   10:00 a.m.
    Interested parties may participate via GoToMeeting:
    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email from customercare@gotowebinar.com containing information about joining the webinar.
     
     
    FY2018-2019 Application Information
    FY2018-2019 Ranking List
     
     

    Florida Communities Trust Governing Board

    Governing Board Members

    **Consistent with recent precautionary guidance provided by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Governor DeSantis and the Florida Department of Health regarding COVID-19, the Department of Environmental Protection has postponed the FCT Board meeting that was scheduled to occur April 16, 2020.

    Additional details regarding the rescheduling of this event will be provided as soon as possible. Please don’t hesitate to reach back out at any time if you have additional questions.

    We encourage you to remain vigilant in your efforts to follow the guidance that has been provided to your community from your federal, state and local government leaders. For additional updates, please visit the Center for Disease Control and Florida Department of Health websites.

     
    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

    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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