FDOT Announces FY 2024-2025 SCOP Municipalities and Communities Project Award Recipients!
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
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
Florida Statutes - Small County Outreach Program