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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.

Florida Communities Trust Governing Board

Next Meeting: February 21, 2019
 

Due to unforeseeable circumstances, the FCT must cancel the Governing Board Meetings, including the Project Ranking and Selection Meeting, originally planned for February 21 in Tallahassee.  We will announce the rescheduled date as soon as it is confirmed.  We sincerely regret any inconvenience this may cause.  Please contact FCT Staff at 850-245-2501 or FloridaCommunitiesTrust@floridadep.gov with any questions.

 

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.

2018 Applicant List; Applications under review.
Application Form FCT-5 (PDF, non-fillable) ( Word)
Application Development Resources; Application Tutorial available
2018 Application implementing language: Chapter 2018-10, Section 70
Revenue Reports; due annually by July 31st   
 

Additional Information

FCT Staff Contacts

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.

Notice of Up Coming Application Cycle - CLOSED

Proposed 2018 Ranking List

Application Form SMWW-2 (PDF, non-fillable) (Word)
Revenue Reports; due annually by July 31st  
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