Department of Environmental Protection, Departmental




    The Department of Environmental Protection has established an application submission cycle and will accept grant applications for the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) State Assistance Program, for the Fiscal Year 2014-2015, as follows:

    APPLICATION SUBMISSION PERIOD: February 16, 2015 through February 27, 2015. Completed applications must be postmarked or received on or before the last date of the submission period, February 27, 2015.

    ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: All county governments and incorporated municipalities of the State of Florida and other legally constituted local governmental entities with the legal responsibility for the provision of outdoor recreational sites and facilities for the use and benefit of the public.

    LIMIT TO ONE APPLICATION PER SUBMISSION CYCLE: Eligible applicants may submit only one application per submission cycle.

    INELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Applicants with two incomplete LWCF projects as of the last day of the submission period are prohibited from applying.

    MAXIMUM GRANT REQUEST: The maximum grant request may not exceed $200,000.00. The Department may revise an applicant’s requested grant amount based on availability of program funds. Grants must be for the sole purpose of providing outdoor recreation opportunities to the public. Grant awards are contingent upon an annual apportionment from the National Park Service and expenditure authorization by the Florida Legislature. The LWCF grant is provided on a 50% (Program/Grantee) matching basis.

    APPLICATION INFORMATION: LWCF grant application packets may be obtained by visiting the website:

    FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: phone: (850)245-2501 or email: or

    PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: LWCF is a competitive grant program which provides financial assistance to local governmental entities for the development or acquisition of land for public outdoor recreational purposes pursuant to Fla. Stat. Sections 258.007 and 375.021(4), and Rules 62D-5.068 through 62D-5.074, Fla. Admin. Code.

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