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Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP)

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Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)

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08/31/22 5:00 PM


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Grants to Florida municipalities, county governments, and other government entities for projects to promote outdoor recreation. Funding is intended for the renovation, development, or acquisition, of land for public outdoor recreational purposes or for the renovation or construction of a public recreational trail.

The Land and Recreation Grants staff administers grants to local governments through the Florida Recreation Development Assistance Program (FRDAP). This competitive, reimbursement grant program provides financial assistance for acquisition or development of land for public outdoor recreation. 

A proposed FRDAP project must be for one of the three following categories: acquisition of land for public outdoor recreational purposes, development and/or renovation of land for public outdoor recreational purposes, or construction and/or renovation of a public recreational trail. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 159971

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum grant request may not exceed $200,000.

Term of Contract:

Should the project receive funding, the grantee will have up to three (3) years from the start of the state’s fiscal year in which funds are appropriated to complete the project. If an acquisition project receives a FRDAP grant, the applicant must develop the acquired site for public outdoor recreation use within three (3) years.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All county governments and incorporated municipalities of the state of Florida and other legally constituted local governmental entities with the legal responsibility for the provision of outdoor recreational sites and facilities for the use and benefit of the general public.

Acquisition Projects: Acquisition projects are not eligible for retroactive costs. Costs for pre-acquired acquisitions are not eligible for reimbursement. Acquisitions cannot occur until after a project has been approved for funding.

Pre-Application Information:

The FY 2023-2024 FRDAP Application Cycle will be held August 1 - August 31, 2022. The Portal will not accept any applications submitted after 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2022.

Applicants may submit up to two applications during the submission period. Each applicant may only have a total of three (3) active projects, including any applications being submitted. Applications must involve only one project site except for acquisition or development of salt water beach access.

You may register in advance of the Application Cycle opening.

For information about Grant Match, see
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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Complete the FRDAP Grant Application and submit supporting documentation via the DEP Grantee Portal at
Note: The Portal requires access through Google Chrome only.

For assistance using DEP’s Grantee Portal, please contact FRDAP staff via email or phone 850-245-2501.

If questions arise while preparing the application, please contact the Land and Recreation Grants Section Staff via email: or

Grant Coverage Areas:

Rural Economic Development Initiative (REDI): To determine your REDI eligibility, please visit the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity's Rural Communities website at

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