Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) Program

Application Period


The application period for Boating Infrastructure Grant Program is currently closed.

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Division of Law Enforcement, Boating and Waterways announces a public meeting to which all persons are invited.

DATE AND TIME: Friday, August 18, 2016, 10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

PLACE: Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Room 329, Bryant Building, 620 South Meridian Street, Tallahassee, FL

GENERAL SUBJECT MATTER TO BE CONSIDERED: The Evaluation Committee for the Boating Infrastructure Grant Program (BIGP) will meet to evaluate applications for federal fiscal year 2018. The Commission will submit applications meeting the minimum criteria included in the BIGP Notice of Financial Opportunity from the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and scoring a minimum of 65 percent of the total score of 36.

A copy of the agenda may be obtained by contacting: or calling (850)488-5600.

Pursuant to the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act, any person requiring special accommodations to participate in this workshop/meeting is asked to advise the agency at least 5 days before the workshop/meeting by contacting: ADA Coordinator, (850)488-6411. If you are hearing or speech impaired, please contact the agency using the Florida Relay Service, 1(800)955-8771 (TDD) or 1(800)955-8770 (Voice).


For more information, you may contact: or call (850)488-5600


NOTE:  Applications MUST be submitted to FWC and not direct to  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 or call 850-488-5600.

FWC Facts:
Florida has several grant programs that offer funding to enhance recreational boating access.

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