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DEP launches grant application portal for resilient Florida

DEP launches grant application portal for resilient Florida

DEP launches grant application portal for resilient Florida

Florida – Thursday, July 4, 2024: The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) is now accepting grant applications through the Resilient Florida Program for projects to prepare Florida communities for the impacts of flooding and storm surge. The online grant application portal opens today, July 1, 2024, through September 1, 2024.

Grants for planning

  • Counties and municipalities are eligible to receive fully-funded planning grants to complete resilience planning efforts, including vulnerability assessments.
  • Water management districts are also eligible to receive planning grants to assist the Florida Flood Center for Applied Science and Innovation in addressing gaps in available data.

Grants for implementation

  • Qualified counties, municipalities, and special districts are eligible to apply for infrastructure projects to address risks identified in a local government vulnerability assessment.
  • Water management districts, drainage districts, erosion control districts, flood control districts, and regional water authorities may propose projects that mitigate risks related to resilience in the state’s water supplies or water resources.
  • Eligible applicants in any of the categories may receive 50% cost-share financial assistance to implement adaptation and mitigation projects. Up to 100% cost-share financial assistance may be requested for eligible small economically disadvantaged communities.

DEP will hold office hours throughout the state during the application period to provide in-person resources and application assistance.

Date

Time

Location

July 23th

From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (US Eastern Time)

Orlando

DEP Central District Office, 3319 Maguire Blvd., Suite 232, Orlando, FL 32803

July 24th

From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (US Eastern Time)

Temple terrace

DEP Southwest District Office, 13051 N. Telecom Parkway, Suite 101, Temple Terrace, FL 33637

July 24th

From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (US Eastern Time)

East point

Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve, 108 Island Drive, Eastpoint, FL 32328

July 25th

From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (US Eastern Time)

Naples

Rookery Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve, 300 Tower Road, Naples, FL 34113

July 31st

From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (US Eastern Time)

Land Chief

Chiefland City Hall, 214 E. Park Ave., Chiefland, FL 32626

August 1

9am – Noon EDT

Tallahassee

DEP Marjory Stoneman Douglas Building, 3900 Commonwealth Blvd., Room 137, Tallahassee, FL 32303

August 1

From 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (US Eastern Time)

Ponte Vedra Beach

Guana Tolomato Matanza National Estuarine Research Reserve, 505 Guana River Road, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL 32082

August 2nd

From 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (Central Time)

Pensacola

DEP Northwest District Office, 160 W. Government St., Conference Room 502, Pensacola, FL 32502

6th August

9am – Noon EDT

Purple Island

Windley Key Fossil Reef State Geological Park, Alison Fahrer Environmental Education Center, 84900 Overseas Highway, Islamorada FL 33036

August 7th

9am – Noon EDT

Cutler Bay

Cutler Bay City Hall, 10720 Caribbean Blvd., Suite 105, Cutler Bay, FL 33189

August 8th

9am – Noon EDT

West Palm Beach

DEP Southeast District Office, 3301 Gun Club Road, MSC 7210-1, West Palm Beach, FL 33406

To submit a request, please register for an account on the Resilient Florida Application Portal. If you already have an account, please log in to access the application. If you are a current grantee who needs additional funding to complete a project, there is a streamlined application on the portal to request additional funding.

Please note that all information submitted to DEP will become a public record, subject to disclosure pursuant to Chapter 119 of the Florida Statutes and Article 1, § 24 of the Florida Constitution. Submission of a project proposal does not create an agreement or guarantee funding.

Public participation is requested without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, or marital status. Individuals requiring special accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or individuals requiring translation services (free of charge) are asked to contact the DEP Limited English Proficiency Coordinator at 850-245-2118 or [email protected] at least ten (10) days prior to the meeting. If you have a hearing or speech disability, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 800-955-8771 (TDD) or 800-955-8770 (voice).