Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Program

derelict-vessel         Rapid Removal Funds 2016/2017

Available Expended
$20,150 $179,850.00


The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission pursuant to sections 206.606 and 376.15, F.S., have established a program to provide grants to local governments for reimbursement for the removal of derelict vessels from the public waters of the state. The program is funded by an allocation from the Florida Legislature. Below you will find two grant processes with which to request funding for the removal of derelict vessels. Both processes use the same application form. Of the $1,400,000 legislative allocation, $1,200,000 will be allotted for Bulk removal grants and $200,000 for Rapid Removal grants. This is for 1 fiscal year only ending on June 30, 2017.

FWC Bulk DV Removal Grant: Total Alloted $1,200,000.00

This grant process is for applicants with one or more vessels that are ready to be removed and can be grouped under one application. This grant process will allow all eligible applicants to access a portion of the funding for reimbursement for the removal of eligible derelict vessels. Guidelines and the application for this process are linked below.

FWC Rapid Removal DV Removal Grant: Total Alloted $200,000.00

When a derelict vessel is in imminent danger of sinking, breaking apart or is a critical danger to the public safety or the environment, it may be a candidate for the Rapid Removal Grant. In this grant process, the application will be individually examined, and if all vessel, applicant, and Rapid Removal eligibility criteria are met, a contract with the applicant shall be executed using a purchase order as soon as practicable and as funding permits. Please click on the link below for information

FWC To Announce 2nd Round of Derelict Vessel Grant Funding Availability

On November 27, 2016, the Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Program will announce a second round of grant availability. Grant applications must be submitted between November 27, 2016 through January 11, 2017. Applicants may request either Bulk or Rapid removal grant funding until funds are exhausted. Currently $395,000.00 remains available for statewide derelict vessel removal assistance to city, county and state governmental agencies.

Download Printable Application and Guidelines:

Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Status Page Adobe PDF

Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Guidelines Adobe PDF

Derelict Vessel Removal Grant Application Adobe PDF




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