Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) Program

Application Period

 

The application period for the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program is open.

Applications must be submitted to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) by close of business on Friday, August 10, 2018.

For more information, you may contact: BIGP@MyFWC.com or call (850)488-5600.

NOTE: Applications MUST be submitted to FWC and not direct to Grants.gov. Applications must be submitted as instructed in the following:

Related Documents

Current Projects

GranteeProject DescriptionGrant Amount
City of Key West Garrison Bight Marina -  Transient Docks $500,000 
Marathon Marina Marathon Marina - Transient Docks  $1,500,000
City of Bradenton Twin Dolphin Marina - Transient Docks $910,183
City of Fort Pierce Fort Pierce City Marina - Dinghy Dock $190,688

 

Funding through competitive and non-competitive grants is provided for tie-up facilities for transient recreational boats 26 feet or longer (non-trailerable).

This program is funded from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and is expressly used for projects such as:

  • Slips expressly designed for these recreational boats
  • Mooring buoys, day-docks, floating docks, floating breakwaters, safe harbors
  • Fixed piers, fixed breakwaters, retaining walls, bulkheads
  • Channel markers, buoys, directional information
  • Support facilities designated for transient recreational boats such as:
    • Restrooms
    • Pump-out stations
    • Dockside utilities, water supplies, recycling and trash receptacles
    • Initial, one-time only dredging, only to provide transient vessels with safe channel depths to the transient facility.

If you have any questions, send email to BigP@MyFWC.com or call 850-488-5600.



FWC Facts:
Vessels 16 feet or longer must carry at least 3 daytime and 3 nighttime visual distress signals (or 3 combination daytime/nighttime signals) at all times when on coastal waters.

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