Florida Boating Improvement Program (FBIP)

Application Period


February 1, 2017 through April 4, 2017

The Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will host training sessions for eligible applicants interested in the Florida Boating Improvement Program and the Boating Infrastructure Grants 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.


Related Documents

Application Forms

The Florida Boating Improvement Program provides funding through competitive grants for boating access projects and other boating-related activities on coastal and/or inland waters of Florida. Eligible program participants include county governments, municipalities and other governmental entities of the state of Florida

Eligible uses of program funds include:

  • Boat ramps; lifts and hoists; marine railways; and other public launching facilities
  • Piers, docks and other mooring facilities
  • Recreational channel marking and other uniform waterway markers
  • Derelict vessel removal
  • Boating education
  • Economic development initiatives that promote boating
  • Other local boating-related activities that enhance boating access for recreational boaters

If you have any questions, send email to FBIP@MyFWC.com or call 850-488-5600.

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