The FY 2023-24 Coastal Partnership Initiative (CPI) grant cycle is now closed. The FY 2024-25 request for applications will open Fall of 2023.
The Coastal Partnership Initiative (CPI) grant program was developed to protect and effectively manage, at the local level, Florida's coastal resources. The Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP) makes federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Coastal Zone Management Act (CZMA) funds available on a competitive basis to eligible local governments.
Each year, the FCMP publishes a "Notice of Availability of Funds" in the Florida Administrative Register (FAR) to solicit CPI applications from eligible entities. CPI grants provide support for innovative, local, coastal management projects in four program areas:
Eligible entities may apply for grants for community projects such as habitat restoration, park planning and improvements, waterfront revitalization and improving community resiliency to coastal hazards. For detailed application procedures, funding eligibility and review procedures and other questions about submitting a CPI grant application, please contact the FCMP Grants Section at 850-245-2094.
State Agency and Water Management District Grant Program
The FY 2022-23 grant application cycle closed on Nov. 30, 2021.
The FCMP provides federal NOAA funds for state agencies and water management districts for projects related to coastal resource protection. Projects must contribute to the protection, management and enhancement of Florida’s coastal resources, and they must be completed within a 12-month period. Project proposals should be between $15,000 and $74,000, with anticipated start dates in July 2022.
There is no specific application form for this opportunity, but project proposal submissions must include a project work plan, limited to a maximum of 10 pages. The work plan shall include a project description, project location and objective. Applications also must include a title page, project location map and budget page, which are not counted in the proposal page limit.
Projects involving construction, exotic species removal and/or habitat restoration also must submit a completed 306A questionnaire with the application, which is also excluded from the page limit.
Abstracts for previously funded projects are available on the Coastal Grant Abstracts page by fiscal year. Note that no state agency/water management district grants were awarded in the 2018-19 or 2019-20 fiscal years.
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.