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Coastal Partnership Initiative Grant Program

The FY 2020-2021 Coastal Partnership Initiative (CPI) grant cycle will open on Aug. 1, 2019.

Funding limits are listed below:

  • No more than $30,000 and no less than $10,000, for planning, design and coordination activities; and

  • No more than $75,000 and no less than $10,000 for construction projects, habitat restoration, invasive exotic plant removal or land acquisition.

Note: Any proposed projects involving construction, nonnative plant removal and habitat restoration, are subject to additional review and approval by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration(NOAA), and/or the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Services. This requires completion of the 306A Checklist with the CPI Application.

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 of Florida's coastal resources at the local level. 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, please contact staff in the FCMP Grants Section at 850-245-2094 with questions about submitting a CPI grant application.


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