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FRDAP Assistance

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.
Program Information  Description
Eligible Applicants:
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.
FRDAP Application Tutorial
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.
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.
This application cycle is CLOSED.
The Florida Legislature did not appropriate funding for FRDAP projects in FY2019-2020.
2019-2020 FRDAP Grant Application
2019-2020 FRDAP Grant Application Instructions
Priority Ranked Index Clusters for Population Densities
Tables Listing Outdoor Facility Needs Ranked by Priority Index:
2019-2020 FRDAP Florida Administrative Register Announcement Posting
Maximum Grant Request:
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.
FRDAP Administrative Rule:
Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI):
To determine your REDI eligibility, please visit the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's Rural Communities website: 
2018-2019 FRDAP Final Priority List:
2018-2019 FRDAP ROLLOVER final 40 Priority List.  For Fiscal Year 2018-2019, the Florida Legislature appropriated $2,000,000.00 in funding for the top 40 small projects on the FRDAP 2018-2019 Combined Applicant Priority List.
2016-2017 FRDAP Unique Abilities Priority List:
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.
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
Mail Applications to:
Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Division of State Lands
Land and Recreation Grants Section
Mail Station #585
3900 Commonwealth Boulevard
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000

Last Modified:
June 19, 2019 - 4:45pm

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