Grant Application Requirements (please read carefully before filling out Grant
The Florida Defense Support Task Force
(FDSTF) was established in 2011 under Florida Statute 288.987 with the mission to make recommendations
to preserve, protect and enhance Florida’s military installations, support the state’s
position in research and development related to or arising out of military missions
and contracting, and to improve the state’s military friendly environment for
service members, military dependents, military retirees, and business that
bring military and base-related jobs to the state.
Within budget constraints, the FDSTF may
fund projects that can be leveraged to promote, preserve, or enhance military missions and
installations in Florida.
The FDSTF will consider providing
resources only for initiatives which directly support preserving, protecting and enhancing
Florida’s military installations. Projects must directly improve the military
value of the installation.
Applications will only be accepted from eligible economic development applicants serving in an official capacity or a county, chamber of commerce, municipality, special district (i.e.,an airport or deep water port authority), or state agency with the proper authority to complete the project. The applicant must represent a community or county with a military base/installation.
Projects must have a clearly defined,
measurable outcome in support of the Task Force mission of protecting military installations in Florida.
C. Projects should be able to be
accomplished within one year of contracting. If the project is expected to take longer than one year to complete, then the
applicant must justify the longer time period.
Definition: Incubator Project: The FDSTF defines an incubator
project as a first-time project which adds military value to an installation
and/or improves the military-friendly environment of the state. Examples include
but are not limited to: the establishment of defense related community support
organizations, studies, and educational projects which enhance schools that
serve military children.
Funding Incubator Projects: The purpose of funding is to provide
support for projects the FDSTF believes support the mission of the Task
Force, and is not intended to be the primary funding source for long-term projects.
The FDSTF may fund an incubator project it deems to have merit for a period of
one year, not to exceed two years. In applying for funding grantees of
long-term projects will be required to provide a strategic funding plan.
A. Applicants for FDSTF project
a FDSTF Project Application (Attachment A), a Budget and Financial Report
Form (Attachment B), Plan of Action Form (Attachment C), and
Certification (Attachment G) required for projects directly
associated with a military
installation or facility to Marcy Muldrow Sanders, Grants
Manager, and copy (CC) the
Task Force Deputy Executive Director, electronically no later
than 4:00 PM EDT on August 30, 2018.
B. When scheduled, the applicant must
present the project proposal to the full FDSTF.
C. Approval requires a majority vote of
eligible FDSTF members.
A. Previous grant recipients are
eligible to apply for FY 2019 – 2020 grants.
B. Previous Task Force grant
recipients are not eligible to apply for FY 2019 – 2020 grants unless
they have expended at least 50% of
their funds from any previous fiscal year’s grant award prior
to June 30, 2019.
Ineligible use of funds
All expenditures must be in
accordance with the State of Florida requirements, rules and regulations.
Travel and other administrative
expenses not specifically identified in the Budget (Attachment B) and Planof
Action (Attachment C) will not be authorized for reimbursement. Additionally
travel must comply withsection 112.061, F.S. to be reimbursed. The following
expenses will not be reimbursed:
A. Staff salaries.
B. Purchase of food, alcohol,
equipment, furniture, or fixtures.
C. Receptions, gifts, and membership
D. Lobbying any branch of state
E. Administration of the project in
excess of 10% of the award.
F. Project operating costs incurred
before the applicant and Enterprise Florida, Inc. execute the
G. Business entertainment expenses,
including meals or activity fees.
H. Task Force members may not receive
direct financial benefit from any grant funds, e.g. travel,
lodging, or conference cost reimbursements.
A. Enterprise Florida will be the
contracting authority in support of the FDSTF.
B. The contract manager will be Marcy
Muldrow Sanders, Grants Manager.
C. Payments will be made on a
reimbursement basis, in accordance with the contracted
performance and reporting timeline.
D. Contracts will commence at the
beginning of the state fiscal year – July 1st – or as soon thereafter
A. Reports will be required quarterly
determined by the length of the contract in accordance with the
Enterprise Florida reports schedule. Negative reports are required.
Guidance to Applicants
A. For installation specific projects, applicants will need to get a letter from an appropriate installation official in support of the project and as Attachment G.
An example has been included for your convenience.
B. Applicants must submit a quote to
be used in a possible press release announcing the grant award.
D. This is a Request for Proposals
(RFP) for FY 2019 – 2020 grants cycle. Applicants will be notified at least two weeks prior to the date they may appear before the
to make in-person grant application presentations.
E. Presentations will include the
proposal, clear support of the criteria listed above, details of the project, funding requested, expected return on investment and clearly
defined, measurable outcomes in support of the Task Force mission.
F. Presentations are limited to a
maximum of 15 minutes, approximately five (5) slides.
G. Upon conclusion of the
presentations, the FDSTF members may render decisions concerning approval and grant amount. Approval requires a majority vote of eligible
H. Funding for FY 2019 – 2020 Task
Force grants will be contingent on the state of Florida budget.
I. If you have applied for either a Defense Infrastructure Grant (DIG)
or Defense Reinvestment Grant (DRG), then you must indicate that on your application and clearly differentiate it from the Task Force grant application.
Florida Defense Support Task Force FY 2019 – 2020 Request for Proposals
August 3, 2018
Release of FY 2019 – 2020 Grant
August 31, 2018
Deadline for Task Force grants
August 31 – September 7, 2018
Staff reviews all applications for
September 14, 2018
Staff provides TF Members all
applications for review.
September 14 – 20, 2018
Task Force members review
May 16, 2019 (Tentative)
Oral presentations in Tallahassee. TF
on final recipients and amounts for FY
2019 – 2020 grants.
This application may be used for FY 2019 - 2020 for out-of-cycle grant applications for the FDSTF consideration of emergent and emergency projects, provided funding
available. You must contact staff prior to submitting an out-of-cycle grant application to determine if your application meets the FDSTF criteria, and to determine whether
funding is available.
Points of Contact
Marcy Muldrow Sanders, Grants
Manager, Florida Defense Support Task Force,
Telephone (850) 878-4566 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Terry McCaffrey, Executive Director,
Florida Defense Support Task Force,
Telephone (850) 878-4578 Email: email@example.com
Florida Defense Support Task Force
Web Site: http://www.enterpriseflorida.com/fdstf/
Please click on any of the three hyperlinked documents listed below and you will be taken directly to the PDF; once filled out you may upload it by clicking on the choose file option on page three and selecting the correct name of the document you have completed.
Application (Page 2)
Budget and Financial
Plan of Action form
Certification (if this project is not directly associated with a Military Installation you will not be required to upload this document)