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Living Shoreline Permitting and More Workshop

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Coastal Partnership Initiative (CPI) Grant Opportunities for Local Coastal Governments

The Florida Coastal Management Program will hold an in-person workshop on the Coastal Partnership Initiative (CPI) grant opportunities for local governments in Florida’s coastal counties. The CPI grant opportunity for small-scale projects that promote the protection and effective management of coastal resources is available to Florida’s coastal counties and the municipalities within them that are required to include a coastal element in their comprehensive plans. Additionally, non-profit organizations, national estuary programs, regional planning councils, and Florida’s public colleges, community colleges, and universities are eligible applicants, as long as they have an eligible local government as a signatory co-applicant. Financial awards are a minimum of $10,000, and awards are limited to no more than $60,000 for construction projects, habitat restoration, invasive plant removal or land acquisition; and no more than $30,000 for planning, design and coordination activities. Projects require 100% match from non-federal sources. More details on the grant opportunity and eligibility requirements can be found on our CPI webpage.

Florida Coastal Management Program grant staff will hold in-person regional information sessions prior to the opening of the application period in late summer. Each session will include an overview of the CPI grant program followed by discussion on project types and eligibility, the application form and process, and an opportunity for audience questions. Staff will also briefly cover federal infrastructure funding opportunities available through the Florida Coastal Management Program. Grant information sessions will be held on June 15 at Apalachicola National Estuarine Research Reserve from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM, EST.

To secure a spot, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNdB9XQsCBvXhAPQVtitHQ0OrPNVCKOvonuOc34bkGJEE-aA/viewform and complete the registration form. Due to limited seating, early registration is highly recommended. If you are unable to attend in person, we have a recorded virtual webinar from a previous year available now on our grants website, and we will make the slides from this year’s presentation available on the same website as well.

If you have any questions, please email us at FCMPMail@FloridaDEP.gov or Anita.Grove@FloridaDep.gov