Department of Environmental Protection, Departmental  




    The Department of Environmental Protection (Department) will accept Fiscal Year 2019-20 grant applications, in accordance with Rule Chapters 62-820 and 62-821, Florida Administrative Code (F.A.C), from Local Governments and Nonprofit Working Waterfronts Organizations, or a partnership between a Local Government and Nonprofit Working Waterfronts Organization, requesting funding awards for the acquisition of land and capital project expenditures necessary to implement the Stan Mayfield Working Waterfronts Program (SMWW) within the Florida Communities Trust (FCT) pursuant to Sections 380.5105 and 259.105, Florida Statutes (F.S.).

    APPLICATION SUBMISSION PERIOD: Applications will be accepted beginning August 5, 2019, and must be received by 5:00 p.m. (EDT), September 20, 2019. Applications must be received on or before the above stated deadline to be eligible for consideration. Applications received after the published deadline shall be deemed late and will not be considered.

    ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: All Local Governments and Nonprofit Working Waterfronts Organizations, or a partnership between a Local Government and Nonprofit Working Waterfronts Organization.

    MAXIMUM GRANT REQUEST: A total of $2,779,113.57 is available in funding for this grant application submission period. Under the provisions of subsection 62-820.003(6), F.A.C., the total amount of any Award or combination of Awards applied for by any Applicant(s) under any Application(s) for any project(s) shall not exceed $2,779,113.57.

    APPLICATION FORMS: Applications for funding must be made on Application Form SMWW-2 following procedures outlined in subsection 62-820.003(1), F.A.C. The Application Instructions Guide and Application Form SMWW-2 for Fiscal Year 2019-20 submissions, as well as copies of the Rule Chapters may be obtained at or you may contact FCT staff via email, by phone (850)245-2501, or U.S. Mail at Department of Environmental Protection, Land and Recreation Grants Section, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station 115, Tallahassee, Florida 32399.

    WORKSHOPS: In conjunction with the beginning of the application cycle, FCT has scheduled a workshop to provide technical assistance to potential grant applicants in understanding the application and acquisition processes. The workshop will be held in Temple Terrace and the schedule with dates, times and specific location is listed below for your information. The free workshop is open to the public and no registration is required. You may also join the FCT Staff via Skype using the link provided below.

    Tuesday, August 6, 2019, 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

    Florida Department of Environmental Protection, Southwest District Office, 13051 North Telecom Parkway, Suite 101, Temple Terrace, Florida 33637,

    Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 3 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: FCT Staff, (850)245-2501. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).

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