Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) Program

Application Period

Closed. The next application period is scheduled to open Summer 2017. 


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 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 or call 850-488-5600.

FWC Facts:
Divers-down flags must be at least 20x24 inches, and use a stiffener to keep the flag unfurled. Dive flags carried on floats must be at least 12x12 inches.

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