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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
FRDAP Grant Management Tutorial
Staff from the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program hosted a webinar to provide an overview of successfully completing a FRDAP project from start to finish and provide technical assistance to grantees on Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, beginning at 10 a.m.
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.
Fiscal Year 2023-2024 FRDAP Application Cycle

The FY 2023-2024 FRDAP Application Cycle will be held August 1 - August 31, 2022.

FRDAP Application Portal
You can now submit your FRDAP application online!  
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

You may register in advance of the Application Cycle opening.

FRDAP Application Tutorial
FRDAP staff will host a virtual application webinar on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, beginning at 10:00 a.m. for the upcoming Fiscal Year 2023-2024 cycle.
Interested attendees must register in advance at
2023-24 FRDAP Grant Application Instructions FY 2023-24 FRDAP Application Instructions
2022-23 FRDAP Grant Application
FY 2022-23 FRDAP Application
Priority Ranked Index Clusters for Population Densities
Tables Listing Outdoor Facility Needs Ranked by Priority Index:
SCORP 2019 - Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) - Goals Chapter 5
Maximum Grant Request
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.
FRDAP Administrative Rule
Site Control Tips for Successfully Establishing Site Control
Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI)
To determine your REDI eligibility, please visit the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's Rural Communities website. 
FRDAP Priority Lists
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.
The Florida Legislature appropriated $12,342,750 to fund the FY 2020-21 Recommended FRDAP Priority List.
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

Last Modified:
February 22, 2023 - 8:14am

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