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Coastal Partnership Initiative Grant Program

The FY 2024-25 request for application cycle is now closed.  The next request for applications will open in the late summer/early fall of 2024.

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.

Eligible local governments are defined as Florida's 35 coastal counties and all municipalities within counties' 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 "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:

  • 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 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.

To learn more about the CPI opportunity, view this presentation from summer 2023, or this informational webinar, recorded in August 2020.

State Agency and Water Management District Grant Program

The FY 2024-25 grant application cycle is now closed.

Applications were due by 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time on April 5, 2024.

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 $100,000, with anticipated start dates in October.

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 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 notice of availability of funds is posted in the Florida Administrative Register

For Grant Applicants

For All FCMP/CZMA Funding Recipients


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July 3, 2024 - 9:55am

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