The Florida State Parks Foundation is proud to offer small grant opportunities to our CSO members, in addition to parks that do not have a CSO. The Foundation will award $25,000 annually in grant amounts up to $5,000. Applications will be accepted beginning Monday, January 4th 2021 and will close on Monday, March 15th 2021. Decisions will be announced in late April. 

In order to apply:
- Grant request must align with the Foundation's mission of protecting, preserving, sustaining and growing Florida State Parks.  
- Must be a CSO dues paying member of the Foundation. Parks that do not have CSOs can also apply.
- Must obtain and submit a letter of approval from your Park Manager for funding request. 
- Must use grant monies in twelve months or less.
- Must submit report at the completion of project.
- Preferably offer an opportunity for the Foundation to be recognized. 

TIP: Prepare the application in a "Word" document. Then cut and paste all info into this online form which must be completed in one setting. There is no option to save a nomination online and return to complete it.

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* 1. Date Submitted:

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* 2. Amount Requested:

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* 3. Date Funds are Required by:

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* 4. Organization Name:

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* 5. Organization's Address:

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* 6. Organization's City, State, Zip:

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* 7. Organization's Coordinator/Contact Person:

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* 8. Coordinator/Contact Person Title/Position:

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* 9. Coordinator/Contact Person Phone Number:

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* 10. Coordinator/Contact Person Email Address:

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* 11. If the organization is a Citizen Support Organization, are you a member in good standing of the Florida State Parks Foundation? 

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* 12. If a CSO, please upload your IRS Letter of Determination.

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* 13. If the organization is a CSO, please provide a brief explanation about the organization (Mission Statement), how the organization currently assists the state parks and how it is typically funded.

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* 14. Has this organization applied for funds from the Florida State Parks Foundation before?

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* 15. If yes, when were the funds provided and what was the grant for?

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* 16. Please explain the project objective including the benefit to the state park. 

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* 17. Please describe what a successful outcome of the project looks like and what impactful difference it would make at the park. Please include any statistics available. For example, communities served, imperiled species protected, visitor experience improved, etc.

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* 18. Please outline the steps to be taken to achieve the objective and anticipated schedule.

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* 19. Please upload a detailed budget. 

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* 20. Please list any specific price quotes that have been received.

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* 21. Have any funds been raised to date?

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* 22. What other organizations have you applied to for funding?

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* 23. Are other fundraising opportunities being considered?

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* 24. Have you received approval from the Division to seek funding for this need?

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* 25. If so, please show approval from the Division.

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