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Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program

Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program

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.

Program Information  Description
FRDAP Administrative Rule Administrative Rule 62D-5
FY 2024-2025 FRDAP Application Cycle

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.

FY2024-2025 FRDAP Application

FY2024-2025 FRDAP Application Instructions

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.

Tips for Successfully Establishing Site Control

2019 - Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) - Goals Chapter 5

FRDAP Application Portal
Complete the FRDAP Grant Application and submit supporting documentation
via the DEP Grantee Portal.
The FRDAP Application Instructions Guide provides guidance and helpful tips on how to successfully complete an application.
Download the Guide
FRDAP Application Webinar
Staff held the FY2024-2025 FRDAP Application Webinar on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. 
Priority Ranked Index Clusters for Population Densities
Tables Listing Outdoor Facility Needs Ranked by Priority Index:
Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI)
To determine your REDI eligibility, please visit the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's Rural Communities website. 
FRDAP Grant Management Tutorial
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 grantees on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021.
FRDAP Priority Lists
The Florida Legislature appropriated $11.2 million to fund the FY 2023-24 Recommended FRDAP Priority List. 
The Florida Legislature appropriated $10,721,968 to fund the FY 2022-23 Recommended FRDAP Priority List.
The Florida Legislature appropriated $1,998,100 to fund the entire small project priority list for eligible FRDAP projects.
Commencement Forms
Project Completion
Park Inventory Form (Electronic Submittal); Please print a copy to include with project completion documentation.
Notice of Limitation of Use/ Site Dedication/ DRC (DRP-113) (Fee Simple Properties) 
Reimbursement Requests
Reports and Documentation

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September 18, 2023 - 11:34am

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