Funding News

The funding opportunities listed on this page are not associated with the Florida LTAP Center. They are cultivated from various emails and websites, and do not represent an all-inclusive list of opportunities available. The direct links to the funding agency or announcement for each opportunity are included below. For questions related to the funding opportunities, please contact the responsible agency at the links below.

Coastal Habitat Restoration and Resilience Grants for Tribes and Underserved Communities

Deadline: December 19, 2023

$45 million in funding is available for projects that will advance the coastal habitat restoration and climate resilience priorities of tribes and underserved communities under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law and Inflation Reduction Act. Through this funding, NOAA will help support community-driven habitat restoration and build the capacity of tribes and underserved communities to more fully participate in restoration activities.

Of the $45 million in funding available, $20 million is specifically available to U.S. federally recognized tribes, Alaska Native Corporations, and organizations that represent tribes through formal legal agreements, through direct awards or subawards:

  • A direct award is an award where the tribe is the applicant, receives an award from NOAA, and administers the award.
  • A subaward to a tribe is an award where a non-tribal applicant receives a direct award from NOAA, but provides a specific amount of funding to a tribe to carry out a portion of the award.

The remaining $25 million will be available to all eligible applicants, to support opportunities for tribes and underserved communities to meaningfully engage in coastal habitat restoration activities.

Community Facilities Program Disaster Repair Grants

Deadline: Accepted on a continual basis

This program provides grants to repair essential community facilities in rural areas that were damaged by Presidentially Declared Disasters in Calendar Year 2022. An essential community facility is defined as a facility that provides an essential service to the local community for the orderly development of the community in a primarily rural area, and does not include private, commercial or business undertakings.

Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail Program

Deadline: December 20, 2023

Notice (27582258) by clicking the following link:

Florida Department of Transportation (FDOT) will solicit REQUEST FOR FUNDING (RFF) projects by the Shared-Use Nonmotorized (SUN) Trail program for inclusion in the work program development cycle through Fiscal Years 2029 / 2030. Approved project phases will become part of the Adopted Work Program on July 1, 2025. The solicitation was officially announced on page 9 of Volume 49, Number 185, September 22, 2023, of the Florida Administrative Register (FAR).

To be eligible for consideration applicants must APPLY during the open solicitation cycle online at by submitting a complete RFF with all applicable project information, including required signatures and documentation for each eligible unfunded project phase, and the SUN Trail Cost Estimate (Excel) through the Grant Application Process online system (GAP). Funding is limited to the provisions of Section 339.81, F.S., the Florida Department of Financial Services Catalog of State Financial Assistance Number 55.038, and FDOT Work Program Instructions. FDOT will not accept nor consider late proposals or any RFF not meeting and satisfying the provisions and SUN Trail Eligibility Criteria. FDOT will consider all phases of project development, including feasibility / initial planning; project development and environment; design; acquisition of right-of-way; new construction, reconstruction or resurfacing of trail surfaces or bridges and maintenance (e.g., obligations for pavement, drainage, land stabilization and safety controls). Eligible applicants include municipal, county, state, federal, and tribal governments, Metropolitan Planning Organizations, or other public land agencies with responsibility for trails.

For more information visit: FDOT Contacts are available to answer questions.

FY 2023 EDA Public Works and Economic Adjustment Assistance Programs Department of Commerce

Rolling Deadline

EDA has authority to provide grants to meet the full range of communities’ and regions’ economic development needs from planning and technical assistance to construction of infrastructure. These grants are made through a series of Notices of Funding Opportunity (NOFOs) that can be found on EDA’s website at and are designed to support the economic development activities most useful to a community based on its needs and circumstances. EDA funds community or regionally generated ideas and assists communities to advance to the next level of economic development.

This NOFO, which supersedes the FY20 PWEAA NOFO, sets out EDA’s application submission and review procedures for two of EDA’s core economic development programs authorized under the Public Works and Economic Development Act of 1965, as amended (42 U.S.C. § 3121 et seq.) (PWEDA): (1) Public Works and Economic Development Facilities (Public Works) and (2) Economic Adjustment Assistance (EAA).

EDA supports bottom-up strategies that build on regional assets to spur economic growth and resiliency. EDA encourages its grantees throughout the country to develop initiatives that present new ideas and creative approaches to advance economic prosperity in distressed communities. Through this NOFO EDA intends to advance general economic development in accordance with EDA’s investment priorities, but also to pursue projects that, where practicable, incorporate specific priorities related to equity, workforce development, and climate change resiliency so that investments can benefit everyone for decades to come.

$50 Million Available for Local Governments Impacted by Hurricanes Ian and Nicole

Until Funds are Exhausted

The Local Government Emergency Bridge Loan Program is managed by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) and provides interest free loans to local governments throughout Florida that were impacted by Hurricane’s Ian or Nicole. This one-time $50 million appropriation will fund governmental operations within these Florida counties and municipalities and bridge the gap between the time of the hurricane and the time additional funding sources or revenues are secured. “Governmental Operations” means costs associated with continuing, expanding, or modifying local governmental operations to meet disaster-related needs, and includes costs such as, but not limited to, staff salaries and payroll.

Applicant must be a county or municipality located in an area designated in the Federal Emergency Management Agency disaster declarations for Hurricane Ian or Hurricane Nicole. They must also show that it may suffer or has suffered substantial loss of its tax or other revenues as a result of the hurricane and demonstrate a need for financial assistance to enable it to continue to perform its governmental operations.