The Land and Recreation Grants staff administers grants to local governments through the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP). This competitive, reimbursement grant program provides financial assistance for acquisition or development of land for public outdoor recreation. Eligible participants include all county governments, municipalities in Florida and other legally constituted local governmental entities with the responsibility for providing outdoor recreational sites and facilities for the general public. For more program information, view the facts about FRDAP in the program information listed below.
All county governments and incorporated municipalities of the state of Florida and other legally constituted local governmental entities with the legal responsibility for the provision of outdoor recreational sites and facilities for the use and benefit of the general public.
FRDAP Application Portal
You can now submit your FRDAP application online!
DEP Grantee Portal
The Grant Management System User Guide provides instruction on how to complete the application and submit the required documentation.
FRDAP applications are not currently being accepted.
2018-2019 FRDAP Final Priority List for Recreational Enhancements and Opportunities for Children:
The tutorial for both the Playground and regular FRDAP cycle has been combined.
The main difference in the two cycles is the emphasis on the Playground project for children 12 years and under. Please select the application and guide for which you are applying.
In order to follow along with the tutorial please download or print the appropriate FRDAP Application and the Application Instructions Guide. Application Tutorial link.
Maximum Grant Request for Recreational Enhancements and Opportunities for Children:
The maximum grant request may not exceed $250,000.00 and must be matched dollar-for-dollar by the applicant. An applicant's requested grant funds may be revised by the department due to the availability of program funds.
2019-2020 FRDAP Application Cycle has been extended due to Hurricane Michael:
Applications for projects to be considered for funding by the Florida Legislature in FY 2019-2020 will be accepted October 1 – October 29, 2018.
The maximum grant request may not exceed $200,000.00. An applicant's requested grant funds may be revised by the department due to the availability of program funds. Grant awards are contingent upon appropriation by the Florida Legislature.
2016-2017 FRDAP Unique Abilities Priority List. For Fiscal Year 2016-2017 the Florida Legislature appropriated $3,000,000 in funding exclusively for projects that provide recreational enhancement and opportunities for individuals with unique abilities.
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