The Florida Coastal Management Program (FCMP) is seeking applications for the Coastal Partnership Initiative (CPI) funding opportunity for FY 22-23. Each year, the FCMP publishes a “Notice of Availability of Funds” in the Florida Administrative Register (FAR) to solicit CPI applications from eligible entities. Eligible local governments are defined as Florida’s 35 coastal counties and all municipalities within counties’ boundaries that are required to include a coastal element in their local comprehensive plan. Florida’s public colleges and universities, regional planning councils, national estuary programs and nonprofit groups also may apply if an eligible local government agrees to participate as a partner.
CPI grants provide support for innovative, local, coastal management projects in four program areas:
- Resilient Communities
- Public Access
- Working Waterfronts
- Coastal Stewardship
Eligible entities may apply for grants for community projects such as habitat restoration, park planning and improvements, waterfront revitalization and improving communities’ resiliency to coastal hazards. The 306A Questionnaire is required for any earth moving activities. This can include invasive species removal, living shorelines planting or any construction projects. The FY 22-23 CPI application and 306A Questionnaire can be found on our website at https://floridadep.gov/rcp/fcmp/content/grants. To find out more about the CPI opportunity you can view this informational webinar, recorded in August 2020.
For more information about the application submittal process and scoring criteria please view the FAR notice by clicking on this link https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/View_notice.asp?id=24868295.
To see past funded CPI project please visit our CPI story map at https://floridadep.gov/rcp/fcmp/content/coastal-partnership-initiative.
For detailed application procedures, funding eligibility and review procedures, and other questions about submitting a CPI grant application, please contact me at Tiffany.Herrin@floridadep.gov or at 850-245-2953.
Please check the funding site directly for the most up-to-date information.