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.
The FY 2024-2025 FRDAP Application Cycle was held August 1 - September 15, 2023.
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.
The maximum grant request may not exceed $200,000. 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.
Staff from the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program hosted a webinar to provide an overview of successfully completing a FRDAP projects and provide technical assistance to granteesonTuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.
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