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Beautification Grant

Thank you for your interest in the FDOT Beautification Grants. Grant funds are allocated by the legislature and budgets are approved by July 1 of each year. SB 2500 FY 2024 has approved $1M to support our grant this year! This website will be updated as new information becomes available.

This grant is authorized by Florida Statute 339.2405 and further defined in FDOT Rule 14-40.020.  It is available to State of Florida local governmental entities interested in providing landscaping and irrigation along State transportation facilities. This year the award maximum is $200,000 per applicant.

FDOT hosted a webinar on August 3rd 2023 to help inform folks about this grant and to answer questions. This webinar has been recorded and is available by clicking this link. Learn more about the FDOT Beautification Grant Program by clicking on the flyer link below.

FDOT Beautification Grant Program Flyer - 2023

Some useful information includes:

  • Funds from the grant may be used to purchase and install plant materials, soil amendments and irrigation systems.
  • The Applicant will be required to accept all maintenance and utility costs associated with the landscape project in perpetuity through an executed Memorandum of Understanding.
  • This is a reimbursement grant, meaning that the project will be completed by the applicant prior to the grant funds being disbursed.
  • Landscape projects funded by the Beautification Grant are typically used on FDOT right-of-ways but can in some instances extend onto publicly owned property that is contiguous to and visible from the Department’s right of way.

All completed applications received by October 2, 2023 will be checked for completeness, assembled, and distributed to a panel selected by the Grant Coordinators. A virtual public meeting to discuss all received applications will be held on October 16th. Details regarding this meeting will be advertised on the Florida Administrative Weekly and on this web page.

After the meeting, each panelist will independently rank each applicant. These rankings are then combined into an overall ranked list of potential awards. The Department Secretary will award grants in the order they appear on the ranked list and in accordance with available funding. Official notice of each grant award will be made by the Department by email to the Applicant named in the grant application.

To accept a grant, an Applicant must send a letter of acceptance by email to the Grant Coordinator within 15 days from the date of receipt of the offer of the award. Funds will be released by the Department when agreements are executed, the project is constructed as per plans approved by the Department, there is written final acceptance by the Department and receipts for grant expenses are reviewed and approved by the Department.

Grant Schedule:-

July 11, 2023 – Grant Announcement
August 14, 2023 – DRAFT Grant Applications due to District Grant Coordinator for review
September 15, 2023 - Comments and Letter of Authorization from Grant Coordinators returned to Applicants
October 2, 2023 – All Applications must be uploaded to GAP website (request info from your District Contact)
October 3 – 10 – Grant Application Completeness Review
October 16, 2023 – Please see Transcription of the public meeting
October 16 – October 31, 2023 – Grant Coordinators review applications
November 1, 2023 – FDOT Ranking Meeting
November 23, 2023 – Award notices to Applicants (Tentative)
December 8, 2023 – Awards accepted by Applicants (Tentative)

Instructions for applying for the grant can be found by clicking this link. To access the BlackCat GAP website, please use this link.

Grant Forms

Refer to Consolidated Form 650-050-10, Part 1,  and type the form number (650-050) into the "number" box in the top left corner of the form; for a complete list of grant requirements. The consolidated forms ( 650-050-10A, 650-050-10B and 650-050-10C) can be found on the FDOT Forms & Procedures website, and type the form number (650-050) into the "number" box in the top left corner of the form. Please note matching funds are not required, but encouraged.

Please review form 650-050-10C, which will be the signed agreement if the grant is awarded. Applicants DO NOT need to submit form 650-050-10C when applying for a grant.

Applications for Beautification Grants must adhere to the requirements of  Rule Chapter 14-40 , Florida Administrative Code. The Department has provided two Microsoft Word examples of resolutions for grant applicants use:  Example Resolution 1  and Example Resolution 2.

Examples of illustrative plan proposals are provided here:
Example 1Example 2 Example 3

Below may be found links to photos of previously awarded and completed projects.

Oakland Park in District 4
City of Tamarac in District 4

Coconut Creek in District 4
State Road 994 in District 6