The Department of Environmental Protection has established an application submission cycle and will accept grant applications for the Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) Program Fiscal Year 2010-2011 as follows:
APPLICATION SUBMISSION CYCLE: Tuesday, February 1-Tuesday, February 15, 2011 (applications will be available Wednesday, December 1, 2010). Applications must be postmarked before or on the last date of the submission cycle.
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: 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 public.
MAXIMUM GRANT REQUEST: The maximum grant request may not exceed $200,000. An applicant’s requested grant funds may be revised by the Department due to the availability of program funds. This submission is contingent upon the approval of federal allotments. The LWCF grant has a matching ratio of 50/50 (Grant/Local Share).
TOTAL NUMBER OF ACTIVE PROJECTS ALLOWED: Two (2)
TOTAL NUMBER OF APPLICATIONS ALLOWED DURING EACH CYCLE: One (1)
APPLICATION INFORMATION: LWCF grant application packets may be obtained by writing to: The Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Recreation and Parks, Office of Information and Recreation Services, 3900 Commonwealth Boulevard, Mail Station #585, Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3000 or via the following:
PHONE: (850)245-2501 FAX: (850)245-3038
WEB SITE: http://www.dep.state.fl.us/parks/oirs
PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: LWCF is a competitive grant program which provides financial assistance to local governmental entities for the development or acquisition of land for public outdoor recreational purposes. Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this meeting/workshop/ hearing is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the meeting/workshop/hearing by calling the: Bureau of Personnel Services at (850)245-2511, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice) via the Florida Relay Service.