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Land and Water Conservation Fund Program

The Land and Recreation Grants staff administers grants to local governments through the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF). The LWCF is a federal competitive program that provides grants 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 LWCF in the program information listed below.

Program Information


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.
Application Cycle Open: March 12 - 26, 2018
Administrative Rule Administrative Rule 62D 5 071
Matching Ratio 50:50
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 federal government.
Florida Administrative Register Notice Florida Administrative Code and Florida Administrative Resister
Application Instructions *2017-2018 LWCF Application Instructions (Please read prior to completing application)

Application and Required Attachments

*2017-2018 LWCF Application

2013 - Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP) - Goals Chapter 5

Project Narrative Requirement

Active Sample Narrative

Passive Sample Narrative

Boundary Map Requirements

Environmental Assessment Requirements

Required Federal Form

Categorical Exclusions List

Funded Projects

2017-2018 Priority List

Project Guidance

Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Manual

Facts about LWCF

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Commencement Checklist 

Certification of Insurance 

Boundary Map Requirements 

Commencement Certification

Uniform Federal Appraisal Requirements 

Budget Cost Analysis Form

Budget Cost Analysis Instructions

Project Completion

Certification of Manual Possession 

Completion Documentation Checklist 

Project Completion Certification Form 

Sample Sign 

Notice of Limitation of Use 

Park Inventory Form (Electronic Submittal). Please print a copy to include w/ project completion documentation

LWCF Logos for download

DEP Logos for download

Reimbursement Requests

Financial Reporting Procedures  

Reimbursement Checklist

Contract Payment Requirements

Payment Request Summary/Actual Costs

Contractual Services Purchase Schedule

Grantee Labor Cost Schedule

Direct Material Purchases Schedule

Equipment Cost Schedule

Grantee Stock Material Cost Schedule

Reports and Documentation

Project Status Report 

LWCF History Report by County

Last Modified:
August 31, 2018 - 10:39am

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