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Parks and Open Space Program Application Process

Frequency asked Questions about the FCT Parks and Open Space Florida Forever Program Application Process

The following summarizes the application process. For application resources, including a guide that provides detailed instructions on filling out the application, see the Application Preparation Resources page. FCT staff are available to answer questions you have regarding the completion of the grant application.

Preparing an Application

FCT Appraisal Requirements

  1. Appraisals of a project site are to be secured by either Florida Communities Trust or the grant recipient and must reflect the value of the project site only.
  2. Appraisal reports must be completed by appraisers on the approved list of the Department of Environmental Protection, Division of State Lands, Bureau of Appraisal.

The Florida Communities Trust

The Florida Communities Trust (FCT) is a state-funded land acquisition program created by Chapter 380, Florida Statutes. The grant programs administered by FCT were initially funded through bonds issued under Preservation 2000 and currently through the Florida Forever Act. FCT assists communities with protecting natural resources, providing recreational opportunities and preserving Florida’s traditional working waterfronts through the competitive criteria outlined in the Parks and Open Space and the Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Florida Forever Grant Programs.


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