The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), through the Florida Resilient Coastlines Program (FRCP) will provide financial assistance aimed at preparing coastal Florida communities for current and future effects of rising sea levels, including coastal flooding, erosion, and ecosystem changes. The purpose of the FRCP Resilience Planning Grants (RPG) is to promote community resilience planning, vulnerability assessments, address adaptation plans, and comprehensive plan goals, objectives, policies, regional coordination, along with environmental justice. These state-funded grants fun from July 1, 2020, to April 30, 2021. The total amount awarded will depend on funding made available by the Governor and Legislature. Individual awards will be up to $75,000.
Projects must address at least one of the following priority areas:
Compliance with “Peril of Flood” statute (Sec. 163.3178(2)(f) F.S.) for communities with a Coastal Management Element in their comprehensive plan.
Development of Adaptation Action Areas and associated Goals, Objectives, and Policies for communities with a Coastal Management Element in their comprehensive plan.
Vulnerability Assessments, Adaptation Plans or Resilience Plans other than that necessary for compliance with Peril of Flood Requirements, such as those for historic resources or stormwater management systems.
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.