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.
2020-2021 Coastal Partnership Initiative Grant Application Window is Open!
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, including shoreline survey and mapping in Brevard County, invasive lionfish outreach and control programs in Southeast Florida, and the Smyrna Dunes Park renovation near New Smyrna Beach. For local communities and counties, the CPI Grant Program provides a fantastic way to improve their coastal management in any of the following four focus areas:
Coastal Resource Stewardship
Access to Coastal Resources
Additional information about the grant opportunity, 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.