The creation of the Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Florida Forever grant program by the 2008 Florida Legislature acknowledges the importance of the traditional seafood harvesting and aquaculture industries in Florida. The program receives 2.5% of the total Florida Forever appropriation.
Parks and Open Space Florida Forever Grant Program
The Parks and Open Space Florida Forever Grant Program assists communities meet the challenges of growth, supporting viable community development and protecting natural resources and open space. The program receives 21% Florida Forever appropriation.
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.