The Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Florida Coastal Management Program announces the opening of the Coastal Partnership Initiative funding opportunity for Fiscal Year 2021-22. Funding is available for Florida’s 35 coastal counties.
Any municipalities within the designated county boundaries, and which are required to include a coastal element in their local comprehensive plan, are eligible. 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.
CPI grant financial awards are limited to a maximum $60,000 and a minimum $10,000 for construction projects, habitat restoration, invasive, exotic plant removal or land acquisition, and a maximum $30,000 and a minimum $10,000 for planning, design and coordination activities. Grant recipients are required to provide 100 percent (1 to 1) matching funds, which may be cash or in-kind.
Learn more and apply here, or attend the live webinar on August 20 at 2 p.m. EDT. This webinar will cover program and eligibility requirements, application process and review process, as well as timelines and example projects. The webinar will be recorded and posted to the Coastal Partnership Initiative webpage.