What is the Land and Water Conservation Fund Program? LWCF is a competitive program that provides grants for acquisition or development of land for public outdoor recreation use.
How is LWCF Administered? Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) administers the program on behalf of the U.S. Department of the Interior, National Park Service. The program is governed according to Florida Statutes, Administrative Code and the LWCF Grants Manual.
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.