Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) Program

Application Period

 

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host training sessions for eligible applicants interested in the Boating Infrastructure Grants Program and the Florida Boating Improvement Program.  The training sessions will be held in the following locations:
 
March 1, 2017
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (CST)
Florida Highway Patrol Office
6030 CR 2321, Panama City
 
March 2, 2017
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EST)
Farris Bryant Building Auditorium
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee
 
March 3, 2017
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM (EST)
Lovett E. Williams Jr. Wildlife Research Lab
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
1105 SW Williston Road, Gainesville
 
March 6, 2017
1:30 PM – 3:30 PM (EST)
Southwest Region Office
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
3900 Drane Field Road, Lakeland
 
March 7, 2017
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (EST)
South Region Office
Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission
8535 Northlake Blvd, West Palm Beach
 
Space is limited.  Please RSVP to fbip@MyFWC.com by February 24 to reserve your place.
 
Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in these training sessions is asked to advise the FWC at least five calendar days before the meeting by contacting: ADA Coordinator, (850) 488-6411.  If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the FWC by calling (850) 488-9542.
 
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 Riviera Beach Riviera Beach Municipal Marina - Transient Docks $1,780,823
City of Key West Garrison Bight Marina -  Transient Docks $500,000 
City of St. Pete Beach St. Pete Beach Marina - Transient Docks $219,750 
City of Gulfport Gulfport Casino - Transient Docks $112,613 
City of Madeira Beach Madeira Beach Municipal Marina - Transient Docks $322,516 

 

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:
Boats 16 feet and longer must have at least one USCG-approved throwable Type IV PFD per passenger - immediately available in case of a fall overboard.

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