Public Access Grant Application Package

2017-18 Public Access Grant Application Package 

DCM is pleased to notify local governments in the 20-county coastal area that the Division of Coastal Management (DCM) has grant funding available for Public Beach and Waterfront Access projects for the upcoming 2017-18 fiscal year. 

Local governments interested in applying for financial assistance must complete and submit two printed copies of the Pre-application form with attachments. Your local DCM District Planner must receive pre-applications on or before 5:00 pm on April 10, 2017.

The application process has three steps: the Pre-application, invitation to submit a Final Application, and grant contract approval. 

DCM will review the pre-applications and select a number of proposals for further consideration based on available funding. Local governments that submitted applications in previous years but were not selected for funding must re-apply for consideration during this grant cycle. Only pre-applications titled 2017-18 will be accepted as the application packet and application forms are adjusted annually.

Local governments whose proposals are selected will be notified by Wednesday, May 10, 2017 to submit a Final Application with more detailed project information. A final application form will be provided with the notification. Prior to submitting a Final Application, the local government shall hold a public meeting or hearing to discuss its proposal and consider comments prior to its decision to submit a Final Application for state funds. Final Applications are anticipated to be due on or before 5 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 14, 2017.

Local governments are encouraged to include their local contribution in their FY 2017-18 budget. All final applicants will be notified in September whether their project has been selected for funding.

Pre-Application Packet in PDF format.

Pre-Application Form in PDF format

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