The Coastal Partnership Initiative (CPI) grant program protects and effectively manages, at the local level, Florida’s coastal resources.
Donor Name: Florida Department of Environmental Protection
County: Selected Counties
Type of Grant: Grant
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.
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 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.
- 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 more information, visit FDEP.