These documents are needed to prepare your FCT Parks and Open Space Program Application.
Application Form FCT-5 (Example)
This application form (FCT-5) should be completed and submitted per Rule 62.818, F.A.C.
Application Instruction Guide (2016 Example)
This guide contains instructions and helpful information for completing the FCT Parks and Open Space Florida Forever Grant Application Form. Please review all instructions in the Guide before preparing the application.
FCT Self-Score Check Sheet
The FCT Self-Score Check Sheet is a helpful but optional tool to determine if a project will receive a competitive evaluation score. This Check Sheet is an example from the 2016 UA17 application cycle.
Application Completeness Check Sheet
The Application Completeness Check Sheet should be completed before submitting the grant application to minimize mistakes or omissions in preparing the application. This Check Sheet is an example from the 2016 UA17 application cycle.
Recreational Facilities on Florida Communities Trust Sites
Below are the more common recreational facilities found on FCT sites throughout Florida. This list is not exhaustive. If you are considering facilities not listed or have any questions, please contact FCT.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission provides information on Florida's Imperiled Species (endangered species, threatened species and Species of Special Concern). (Criteria 2(d)2 and 2(d)4).
Rural Areas of Opportunity (formerly Rural Areas of Critical Economic Concern)
Counties and communities designated as Rural Areas of Opportunity (formerly Rural Areas of Critical Economic Concern) (Criterion (3)(c)5).
Florida Outdoor Recreation Inventory
The Florida Outdoor Recreation Inventory provides information and maps of park and recreation areas throughout Florida. Includes conservation lands, flood zones, geology/topographic maps, aerial photos for the entire state (Exhibits C, E, I and J).
The Florida Master Site File in the Bureau of Historic Preservation, Division of Historical Resources, Florida Department of State, is charged with maintaining Florida’s inventory of historical cultural resources. Site File staff will assist applicants in determining if prospective acquisition projects have recorded historical cultural resources. Staff will also assist with the recording of qualified resources (Criteria (2)(g)1 and (2)(g)2).
If you are looking for the assistance of an archaeologist to develop a resource protection plan or to survey a site, DHR does not maintain a list of professional archaeologists who are qualified to work in the State of Florida and/or who meet the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for federally involved archeological projects as specified in 36 CFR 61. The American Cultural Resources Association maintains a listing of professional consultants. In addition, the Register of Professional Archaeologists maintains a membership directory that may be useful in locating professional archaeologists and other professional preservation consultants in your area. Many qualified historic preservation professionals are not members of these organizations, and omission from the directories does not imply that someone does not meet the Florida Department of State’s Standards or that the resultant work would not be acceptable. Conversely, inclusion on the list is no guarantee that an archaeologist's work will automatically be acceptable. As with any contractor references and recent work history should be requested.
Archaeological Resource Management (ARM) Training provides free training to state and local land managers charged with the protection and conservation of the state's irreplaceable archaeological resources, which include pre-European mound sites, villages, and camps, colonial settlements, battlefields, and submerged sites.
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.