Application Procedures, Review and Funding of Grants  



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    62S-5.002Application Procedures

    62S-5.003Review and Funding of Grants

    Notice of availability of funds for State Agencies and Water Management Districts

    The Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP) announces the availability of federal funds for research or coordination efforts in areas of special management. Examples of areas of special management would include, but not be limited to Areas of Critical State Concern, Critical Wildlife Areas, Aquatic Preserves, National Estuary Programs, and Surface Water Improvement and Management waterbodies. The proposed projects should be able to be completed within 12 months. They should be designed to generate and provide information, plans, or meet needs for protection and coordination in Florida’s coastal areas of special management for improved use, protection, or planning.

    Financial assistance is available in the form of reimbursement grants ranging from $15,000 to $50,000, depending upon availability of federal coastal management funds received from the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The FCMP anticipates that grant recipients will not be required to provide non-federal matching funds or services.

    Rule Sections 62S-5.002(4) and .003, F.A.C, describe the procedures for submitting applications and the procedures and criteria by which applications will be evaluated, respectively. A copy of the rule may be obtained at: . There is no specific application form; however, proposals must not exceed 10 pages in length (excluding the cover page).

    For projects involving construction, exotic species removal, or habitat restoration, applicants must submit a completed and signed “306a checklist” with the application. The checklist may be obtained at:

    Applications must be received no later than 4:00pm (EST), September 26, 2016. Email applications to or mail to:

    Florida Coastal Management Program

    ATTN: Special Management Area grants

    Department of Environmental Protection

    3900 Commonwealth Blvd., MS 235

    Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000.

    For questions or to request a copy of Chapter 62S-5, F.A.C., please contact: Ms. Ann Lazar at the address above, or call (850)245-2168, or send an email to