Small County Outreach Program for Municipalities

Application Cycle for Project Funding in State Fiscal Year 2023

Application Cycle Opens:    December 14, 2020

Application Cycle Closes:   March 12, 2021

Applications will only be accepted through the Florida GAP system.  Applications submitted by mail or email will be rejected.  Improperly submitted applications will only be considered if the applications are resubmitted through Florida GAP on or before March 12, 2021.


Eligible SCOP Municipalities

FDOT Announces FY 2016-2022 SCOP Municipalities and Communities Project Award Recipients!

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The Florida Legislature amended the Small County Outreach Program (SCOP) under Section 7 of Chapter 2014-169, Laws of Florida, to allow municipalities and communities in Rural Areas of Opportunity designated under Section 288.0656(7)(a), Florida Statutes to request funding for qualifying projects under a special appropriation of $9 million. Funding was first authorized in fiscal year 2014 and is contingent on continued annual authorization by the Florida Legislature.

Rural Areas of Opportunity (RAO) include 94 municipalities and communities in more than 30 counties statewide that are eligible to apply for projects under Florida Statutes.

Designated Rural Areas of Opportunity

rural areas of opportunity

SOURCE: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

The purpose of this program is to assist municipalities and communities in repairing or rehabilitating local bridges, paving unpaved roads, addressing road-related drainage improvements, resurfacing or reconstructing local roads, or constructing capacity or safety improvements to local roads. Local funds match requirements are not applicable for projects awarded under the SCOP Specific Appropriation for Rural Areas of Opportunity.

For direct assistance with project applications, please contact your
District Local Programs Office




Eligible Municipalities and Communities Address Book  

Work Program Instructions for Small County Outreach Program

2019 Florida Statutes for Small County Outreach Program