The following Beach Management Funding Assistance program documents are available for download. Generally, the past five years of documents are available. For previous years or for a document not seen here, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Statewide Strategic Beach Management Plan
The strategic beach management plan (updated in June 2015) describes the critical eroded shoreline and the strategies for addressing the erosion. The plan uses sub regions chosen for their coastal uniqueness and continuity as the basic planning unit and provides overall direction to the state program. The Long Range Budget Plan implements the strategic plan.
To view or download a copy of the latest strategic beach management plan, go to the Strategic Planning and Coordination page maintained by the Division of Water Resource Management's Beaches, Inlets and Ports Program.
Long-Range Budget Plans
In Fiscal Year 1998-99, the department initiated long-range budget planning in order to move away from beach management focused on local short-term needs. The department is currently assisting local governments in developing their Long Range Beach Management Plans. Once developed, these plans will emphasize a regional approach to beach management that will encourage coordination among local governments, lower costs, and provide long-term solutions to beach erosion. The long-range planning time is 10 years.
The Fixed Capital Outlay Local Government Funding Request is a prioritized list of beach erosion control projects developed annually based on funding requests submitted by local sponsoring governments. The document is organized in two sections: “Beach Restoration and Nourishment Projects” and “Inlet Sand Bypassing/Inlet Management Plan Implementation Projects.” Each section contains a list of eligible projects ranked in priority order, based on the authority in Sections 161.101 and 161.143, F.S., and the procedures outlined in Chapter 62B-36, Florida Administrative Code. Projects have been evaluated by the department, based on consistency with the Strategic Beach Management Plan, permitting status, readiness to proceed with the proposed funding phase and the appropriateness of the amount of funding requested.
Annual Financial Summary and Accountability Reporting
In the Laws of Florida Chapter 2012-65, Subsection (20) of section 161.101, Florida Statutes, was amended to require Annual Financial Summary and AccountabilityReports to be submitted for the current fiscal year to be submitted with the Fixed Capital Outlay Local Government Funding Request.
In the Fiscal Year 2013-14 General Appropriations Act, Specific Appropriation 1626 included the proviso language below:
“The funding provided for those projects reflects the ranking of local government funding requests and the department's Fiscal Year 2013-2014 project priority list; however, it also takes into account recent storm damages and storm impacts on project designs and costs. To address future situations, the department shall make recommendations as to how current statutory ranking criteria should be modified to accommodate storm damage and other beach impacts, as well as current department processing procedures and timetables for local government funding requests, in annual project rankings. The department's recommendations shall be provided to the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives no later than January 1, 2014.”
Inlet Management Plans can be found on the Strategic Planning and Coordination page maintained by the Division of Water Resource Management's Beaches, Inlets and Ports Program.
All contracts/grants, amendments and change orders are located in the Florida Accountability Contract Tracking System (FACTS). The following information is available from FACTS--a budget summary, deliverables for each contract/grant and current fiscal year payments.
The State of Florida Vendor Website provides vendors with a resource to make inquiries into payments made to them by the state of Florida. The payment information is updated each evening for current day payments.
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