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    Notice of Funding Decisions for State Agencies and Water Management Districts grant applications


    62S-5.003:Review and Funding of Grants

    The State of Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP), announces the results of the evaluation of eligible State Agency and Water Management Districts grant applications. Nine eligible applications were received in response to the Request for Applications published in the Florida Administrative Register on July 22, 2016, Vol.42, No. 142, and were reviewed and evaluated using the process described in Rule 62S-5.003, F.A.C. The applications that have been selected for funding, according to rank in the following order, beginning with the highest score.





    FCMP Funds Requested


    Investigating Strategies, Benefits and Stakeholder Preference of “Living Shoreline” to Stabilize and Ecologically Enhance the Coastline around Daughtry Bayou- Cedar Key

    Suwannee River Water Management District



    Characterizing Spatio-temporal Trends in Seagrass Abundance in the Indian River Lagoon Using Satellite Imagery

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission



    Restoration of Florida Bay’s Sponge Community; Evaluating How Current Restoration Techniques Affect Sponge Ecological Function

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission

    $32, 446


    Estuarine Restoration Teams in Florida: Expanding the Network for Effective Regional Spoil Island Planning

    Department of Environmental Protection



    Investigation of Summer Haven’s Morphodynamic Effects on Hydrodynamics, Water Quality, and Habitat in South Matanzas River Estuary

    Department of Environmental Protection



    Identification and Characterization of Stressed Mangroves in Tampa Bay

    Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission



    Funding of any application is subject to the amount of federal coastal zone management funds awarded to the FCMP for this task in the 2016/2017 grant award. The final decision whether or not to fund these projects is expected to be made by NOAA by December 2016.

    Any person whose substantial interests are effected may request a hearing pursuant to Section 120.569, Florida Statutes, within 21 days of publication of this notice. Failure to request a hearing within the period shall constitute a waiver of the right to a hearing. Questions regarding the grant evaluation process should be directed to Ann Lazar at (850)245-2168 or by email to

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62S-5.003. Review and Funding of Grants