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Coastal Partnership Initiative Grant Program

The FY 2020-2021 Coastal Partnership Initiative (CPI) grant cycle is now closed.

The next grant cycle will open in August 2020.

Feel free to contact the Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP) grant staff at 850-245-2094 with any questions pertaining to the CPI grant opportunity.

The Coastal Partnership Initiative grant program was developed to promote the protection and effective management at the local level of Florida's coastal resources. The FCMP makes NOAA funds available on a competitive basis to eligible local governments. Eligible local governments are defined as Florida's 35 coastal counties and all municipalities within their boundaries that are required to include a coastal element in their local comprehensive plan. Florida's public colleges and universities, regional planning councils, national estuary programs and nonprofit groups also may apply if an eligible local government agrees to participate as a partner.

Each year, the FCMP publishes a CPI Brochure and a "Notice of Availability of Funds" in the Florida Administrative Register to solicit CPI applications from eligible entities. CPI grants provide support for innovative, local, coastal management projects in four program areas:

  • Resilient Communities
  • Public Access
  • Working Waterfronts
  • Coastal Stewardship

Eligible entities may apply for grants for community projects such as habitat restoration, park planning and improvements, waterfront revitalization and improving communities' resiliency to coastal hazards. For detailed application procedures, funding eligibility and review procedures, and other questions about submitting a CPI grant application, please contact staff in the FCMP Grants Section at 850-245-2094.

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March 19, 2020 - 11:39am

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