Funding Resources

General Funding Opportunities

Florida Highway Beautification Council Grant Program – The Florida Highway Beautification Council through the Department of Transportation provides funds for landscape beautification projects on Florida’s roadways. The funding is a matching grant of 50 percent. For more information, please contact the Staff Coordinator at (850) 922-7210 or visit the Web Site.

Florida Highway Beautification Council Grant Program

The Florida Highway Beautification Council through the Department of Transportation provides funds for landscape beautification projects on Florida’s roadways. The funding is a matching grant of 50 percent. For more information, please contact the Staff Coordinator at (850) 922-7210 or visit the Web Site.

FDOT Work Program

An applicant may contact the District Scenic Highways Coordinator to determine if elements in the development of a scenic highway coincide with highway improvements planned for the District’s Five Year Work Program.

Local Funding

An applicant may contact local government(s) to determine if funds would be available to assist in the development of a scenic highway.

MPO Funding

An applicant may contact the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) in their area to determine if funds would be available to assist in the implementation of the scenic highway activities.

Private Donations

An applicant may contact residents along the proposed scenic highway, as well as people and businesses interested in the corridor, to contribute funds toward the development of a scenic highway.

Not For Profit Groups

Organizations such as The Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy and 1000 Friends of Florida may contribute funding or technical assistance for corridor activities.

Fundraising & Sponsorship

An applicant may create fundraising and sponsorship techniques in order to raise funds to develop a scenic highway.

Special Legislative Funding

An applicant through their local elected officials may request special legislative funding in the development of a scenic highway.

In addition, the Florida League of Cities has produced a guide entitled Financing and Technical Assistance for Florida Municipalities [1997]. The guide contains information on grants, loans, technical assistance, and other resources available to Florida municipalities and can be requested through the Florida League of Cities, Post Office Box 1757, Tallahassee, FL 32302-1757; Phone (850) 222-9684.