The Florida Coastal Management Program is based on a network of agencies implementing 24 statutes that protect and enhance the state's natural, cultural and economic coastal resources. The program's goal is to coordinate local, state and federal agency activities using existing laws to ensure that Florida's coast is as valuable to future generations as it is today. The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is responsible for directing the implementation of the statewide coastal management program.
Check out new funding opportunities from FCMP!
The Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP) is offering two funding opportunities to enhance coastal management in Florida.
Through the Coastal Partnership Initiative (CPI), the Florida Coastal Management Program and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has funded several interesting projects over the years! Recent projects include the Paradise Coast Blueway Paddling Trail in Collier County, a Vulnerability Analysis for Harry Harris Park in Monroe County, and reconstruction of the Ring Billed Gull Parking Lot in Treasure Island. The CPI Grant Program provides a fantastic way for local communities to improve their coastal management in any of the following four focus areas: Resilient Communities, Coastal Resource Stewardship, Access to Coastal Resources, and Working Waterfronts. If you want to learn more about this opportunity, FCMP is holding a webinar regarding the CPI on Aug. 20, 2020 from 2-3:30 PM, ET. This application period is open until Sept. 25, 2020.
There is a second funding opportunity available from FCMP, and this one is for State Agencies and Water Management Districts. FCMP and NOAA offer funding to help state agencies and water management districts make even better improvements to coastal resource protection. Recent examples of these projects include a coastal resilience and restoration analysis in Franklin County, Flood Risk Adaptation modeling and pathway selection in Miami Beach, and spoil island management in Indian River Lagoon. The application period is open until Sept. 15, 2020.
Additional information about the grant opportunities, including funding limits and forms, can be found here. You can even explore more of our recent CPI projects on our story map.
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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.