The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) State Assistance + Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration (REPI) Partnership Challenge Program, known as the Readiness and Recreation Initiative Grant Program, is a federal grant opportunity funded by the Department of the Interior, National Park Service, and the Department of Defense. Authorized by Congress, the program provides for the acquisition or acquisition and development of compatible recreation facilities on public lands within a REPI Partnership Agreement area.
LWCF + REPI Overview
Eligible applicants include state agencies and local units of government (e.g., state political subdivisions such as cities, counties, and special purpose districts such as park districts) with a REPI Partnership Agreement in place.
Match Ratio: 50:50
The minimum grant request may be no lower than $250,000. The maximum grant request may not exceed $5 million. Applicants must include letters of support documenting secured contributions of matching share from the military installation(s) involved, clearly stating the amount and type of contribution.
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.
Staff from the Land and Recreation Grants Section hosted an overview of successfully completing a LWCF + REPI application and provided technical assistance to grantees on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at 10 a.m. A recording of the webinar may be viewed using the link below.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.