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.
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.
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.
2018-2019 FRDAP ROLLOVER Recommended Priority List, This is the link to the 2018-2019 FRDAP Recommended Priority List, displaying project scores and rankings. The Florida Legislature did not appropriate funding for Fiscal Year 2017-18 so the list was rolled over and the projects are being considered for funding.
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.