Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) Program

Application Period

 

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will be accepting applications for Boating Infrastructure Grant Program Tier I and Tier II from May 22, 2017 through August 3, 2017.
 
For more information, email fbip@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.



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